Can benzoyl peroxide have side effects?

Yes, benzoyl peroxide can have side effects such as dryness or peeling of your skin. You may also feel flushed or warm or have a tingling or stinging sensation. If you have any of these side effect symptoms, be sure and talk to your doctor. If you experience more serious side effects such as a burning or blistering where you have used benzoyl peroxide, call your doctor immediately. These symptoms or other symptoms such as itching, swelling, redness or a rash may mean that you are having an allergic reaction to the medication.

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