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My doc perscribed me 5% bp cream...is this too strong?

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hm.. Well I'm not sure what Keflex is or how that works but I don't think five percent bp is too strong if used by itself. You could use a small amount at first and then slowly start using more if you're concerned it might irriate your skin.

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I don't think 5% is too strong - most derms use 5% rather than 2.5% or 10% - unless you are sensitive to BP, of course.

If you are concerned aabout irritation and dryness, you might try a gradual application of the BP to get your skin used to it. My esthetician had me do this, and I got adjusted to 10% BP. Bascially, you just leave it on for 15 min the first few nights and then wash it off. Then for the next few nights, leave it on for 30 min and then wash it off. Work up to 60 min and then 2 hrs - still washing it off afterwards. If you take about 2 wks to do this, then after that you can leave it on all night.

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