Dr. Oz: Allergic Reactions to Over the Counter Acne Medication


Dr. Oz: Allergic Reactions to Acne Medication

Dr. Oz talked to Dr. Holly Phillips about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling the safety of products containing benzyl peroxide and salicylic acid into question. These are key ingredients in acne medications and have been for decades.

Side effects to medications using these chemicals are usually mild, like flakiness and dry skin. However, the FDA has been getting reports of more serious reactions, including life-threatening ones. There’s been a dramatic increase in allergic reactions.


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