FDA: Acne Treatment Products can Cause Dangerous Reactions

June 26, 2014 1:49 PM

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FDA: Acne Treatment Products can Cause Dangerous Reactions

Many teens and adults deal with acne problems everyday. Even though acne might not be a life threatening condition, it can greatly affect people's confidence, which is why several companies have worked hard to create acne treatments. In a new report, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed consumers about the effects of using some of the most popular over-the-counter acne treatment. The agency stated that some of these products could cause severe irritation or even fatal allergic reactions.

In the report, the FDA listed some of the most popular brand name acne treatments that contain the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. These products, such as Proactiv, Neutrogena, Oxy and Clean & Clear, can come in all kinds of forms ranging from gels and toners to face washes an...

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