Acnecide 5% Wash Gel

£8.22£14.97

Acnecide Wash 5% contains the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide which effectively kills up to 95% of bacteria causing spots. In addition, it contains microsphere technology which helps absorb excess oil while releasing glycerine to hydrate the skin. An effective wash off treatment for acne of the face, chest and back areas.

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Product Description

What Acnecide 5% Wash Gel is and what it is used for

Get rapid, soothing relief from embarrassing Acne with Acnecide Topical Aqueous gel A fast acting anti-acne treatment. Get on with your day without the unsightly rash. Treat acne of the face, chest or back with this gel.

The active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide attacks the bacteria that causes acne. For example, bacteria causes blackheads or whiteheads.Commonly known as spots.

What is Acne?

With acne hair follicles in the skin become blocked. Consequently bacteria can build up. Around the follicles are glands that release sebum. Sebum is used to lubricate the skin and hair. If the glands produce too much sebum a plug is formed. As a result the skin bulges our forming a blackhead.

Teenage boys are the most susceptible to acne. This is because of testosterone, a hormone produced during puberty.Too much sebum is created by this hormone. For this reason bacteria can build up.

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How to treat Acne.

Use benzoyl peroxide to reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin. Benzoyl peroxide acts as an antiseptic and is the main ingredient in Acnecide Topical Aqueous gel. Also, the gel has an anti-inflammatory effect. Use sparingly, too much can irritate the skin. Lastly, sever cases may need antibiotics, your doctor will advise you on this.

How to use Acnecide 5% Wash Gel

Wet skin and gently rub a small amount of the wash on to the affected areas to form a lather. Leave on the skin for 1-2 minutes then rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry. Apply wash once or twice a day to all affected areas.

 

 

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Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If your skin becomes severely irritated, or severe redness, itching or peeling of the skin occurs, or you experience face swelling, discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Tell your doctor immediately if you develop a severe allergic reaction:

Signs of severe allergic reactions may include:

Raised and itchy rash (hives)
Swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue or mouth (angioedema), having difficulty in breathing
Fainting
Acnecide may cause the following side effects:

Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people

Dry skin
Skin redness
Peeling of the skin
Burning sensation of the skin
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people

Itching of the skin (pruritus)
Pain of the skin (pain, stinging)
Skin irritation (irritant contact dermatitis)
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people

Allergic contact dermatitis

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