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clindamycin phosphate medication

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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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Two ways: It works as an anti inflammatory and as an antibiotic as acne is an inflammatory process and bacterial issue. There is a bacteria associated with acn ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes but...: The antimicrobial will not decrease the risk of tobacco use.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Clindamycine for wha: Clindamycine is an antibiotic which is effective against many bacterria and is used alone and in combination with other antibiotics far several infect ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Infection.: The topical forms are for acne treatment and folliculitis(hair follicle infection). The oral form is for bacterial infection which would respond to cl ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Look on bottle.: All medicines have an expiration date stamped somewhere on the container.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Depends: As a monotherapy, topical antibiotics should be applied to the affected areas twice per day. When combined with a retinoid, once per day would be ade ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Clarify: If you are using a medicated clindamycin phosphate topical pad - apply with the pad and then throw the pad away.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. : Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) topically and systemically (through the blood stream) helps acne. Your doctor can fill in the details, but this is a ... Read More
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Staphylococcus: Now a days many of us are colonized with MRSA. It doesn't necessarily mean we will develop any increased infection rates as compared to MSSA which is ... Read More

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