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I really need some help. My derm. wants me to use medication with benzoyl peroxide, but when I sweat it discolors my shirts. What should I do? Am I not applying it right? It is very frustrating. Not only will my acne not go away, but the medication I use discolors everything. I can't help but sweat, I live in Arizona for one thing and I'm a wildland firefighter. Any suggestion would be great.

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I really need some help. My derm. wants me to use medication with benzoyl peroxide, but when I sweat it discolors my shirts. What should I do? Am I not applying it right? It is very frustrating. Not only will my acne not go away, but the medication I use discolors everything. I can't help but sweat, I live in Arizona for one thing and I'm a wildland firefighter. Any suggestion would be great.

well can't your derm give you sumthing else? I'm pretty sure there are TONS of other medications that he can give you.

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You are applying it right, but bleaching is a property of BP. You might try wearing an undershirt to provide a barrier but that will of course make you hotter. The best bet is to ask the derm for something that doesn't bleach clothing like a topical retinoid perhaps.

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Wear lots of white? When I was using BP I found that I could avoid bleaching fabrics if I let it dry before putting clothing on... though the sweating would certainly cause a problem there.

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