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Popular Acne Products Linked to Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that use of certain acne treatments containing the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid can result in rare but potentially fatal allergic reactions.

131 ADVERSE EVENT REPORT FILED WITH FDA

The FDA received 131 reports from consumers and manufacturers linking the benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid containing acne products to allergic and hypersensitivity-related reactions.

42 percent of the reactions occurred within 24 hours of using these products, and 44 percent of the cases reported resulted in hospitalization.

Allergy symptoms cited in the reports include:

  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hives
  • Itching of the face and/or body
  • Swelling of the face, lips, and eyes
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fainting
  • Collapse

TOP SELLING ACNE TREATMENT INCLUDED IN WARNING

The products in question are sold over-the-counter and are applied to the skin. Brand name products include:

  • Ambi
  • Aveeno
  • Clean & Clear
  • MaxClarity
  • Neutrogena
  • Oxy
  • Proactiv

Product labels for these treatments currently make no mention of the life-threatening allergic reactions.

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