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Clindamycin for acne

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Acne Bacteria: The bacteria that cause acne are already resistant to clindamycin.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Close to ayear: Think of Accutane if you are still in trouble. No prgnancy!

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : Topical clindamyvim is rated as a pregnancy class b which means it is safe to use during pregnancy
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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Possibly: If you're wanting antibiotics, those are the top two most commonly used. The other one commonly used is the tetracyclines, namely tetracycline (altho ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged ... Read More
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Clindamycin: Topical antibiotics such as Clindamycin are effective at reducing the bacteria associated with acne. See a dermatologist to discuss treatment option ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: Epiduo is Adapalene + benzoyl peroxide, so there is no problem with applying Clindamycin right after applying the epiduo.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends : I usually start with the lowest dose every day and combine it with a benzoyl peroxide wash and watch for the response. If after a month the response i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Decades: Eventually your acne will remit, but until it does, it's a major personal and professional problem. I hope you're having a good result -- use it as l ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotic: Clindamycin is a topical antibiotic to help decrease the bacteria on the skin which are increasing your risk of acne. Be sure to use the medication as ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Clindamycin gel: Overuse if the gel can cause drying of the face . Stop the gel and apply moisturizers until your face is less dry and then reaply clindamycin
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural conseque ... Read More
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