Acnecide Topical Aqueous gel, 30g

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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.

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Product Description

What is Acnecide Topical Aqueous gel 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.

Dosage (Acnecide Topical Aqueous gel)

For external use only.

Avoid contact with the eyes.

Adults and children:

Clean the skin and dry before application. Apply in a thin layer of Acnecide Topical Aqueous gel once or twice daily or as directed to the affected areas. Persons with sensitive skin should be directed to apply the gel once daily before going to bed. Lastly, the extent of any drying or peeling may be adjusted by modifying the dosage schedule.

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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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