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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Don't Worry: Clindamycin (cleocin) is commonly given for dental infection in individuals with an allergy to penicillin or keflex. It's also given for more severe ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Take probiotics: Clindamycin can reduce the chances of the root canal becoming overtly infected (though most root canals probably harbor a chronic low-grade infection) ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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True, but...: Clindamycin is a potent antibiotic that in rare cases causes serious side effects. It is particularly useful against anerobic (live without oxygen) ba ... Read More
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Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Clindamycin : You are right that GI issues is possible but not in most cases. Unless you have predetermined risk factors most patients that take the medication will ... Read More
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Dr. Danni Sayman
17 years experience Endodontics
Allergic?: Why clinda? I guess you are allergic to pennicilllin. If you never had colitis pseudo. It is very rare you will develop problems however any antibiot ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotic: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that comes in topical and oral forms and is used to treat a variety of infections.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is an antibiotic, not a deodorant.
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No need: No. It wouldn't do any good.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Not long: Clindamycin has a relatively short half life and has to be dosed multiple times daily. But its most worrisome potential adverse effect, c. Difficile c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotic: This medicine is an antibiotic. Clindamycin (cleocin) is used to treat serious infections caused by bacteria.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Clindamycin alternova is a derivative of Clindamycin and available in some foreign countries such as sweeden and is used to treat various bacterial in ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No testing: There are no testing protocols to diagnose allergy to clindamycin. Therefore, the only way to establish this diagnosis is via oral challenge.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes & no: Topical Clindamycin is used for Acne. Most of the time it will help Acne , if that is what you meant by Blemish. But it does not take away the dark ... Read More
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