Oxydex Gel is an antibacterial / antimicrobial gel that is used for a number of different skin conditions in pets, including acne, pyoderma (bacterial infections that infect hair follicles in the skin, resulting in redness and scabbing), and sometimes other infections of the skin where the vet thinks it's a good idea.
It uses a chemical called benzoyl peroxide, which both kills bacteria and flushes the hair follicles of the pet, getting any junk out that is deep in there. It also tends to de-grease the skin.
Are there any side effects?
Yes, you need to be somewhat careful with it because, as described in more technical detail here, about one in 50 dogs may have a reaction of skin irritation to benzoyl peroxide even in products where it is pretty diluted. You shouldn't ever give a pet a human version, because irritation is much more likely - human products are less diluted.
Where can I buy it?
You can get it online here:
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