Can I use benzoyl peroxide on children?

A Answers (1)

  • 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.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.
Did You See?  Close
How long does it take for benzoyl peroxide to work?