Can I use benzoyl peroxide on children?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    No, you should not use benzoyl peroxide on children under 12 years of age without talking to your doctor or healthcare provider first. It is a prescription medication and must be very carefully used. This medication can dry the skin or cause peeling. Young children may be more sensitive to this type of prescription medication.

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