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What is benzoyl peroxide?

Benzoyl peroxide is a cleansing bar or liquid, lotion, cream gel or pad that is used to treat acne. This prescription medication is used for moderate cases of acne to help clear up the affected area. Be sure you do not get the medication in your eyes, mouth or nose. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and simply store at room temperature.

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