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oral clindamycin for acne

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Don't do it: Taking oral Clindamycin after 3 other good antibiotics failed is asking for another failure and an episode of c. Difficile colitis or worse. I'm going ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can be used: Yes it can be used but is prescription and has to be prescribed by your doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Follow doc's advice: The doctor who examined you has a lot more information about you than any one will in this forum. Do you have any reason to not trust your doctor? For ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Related?: This reaction may be unrelated. What was the reason for taking the antibiotic.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Find a better DR: Unless you have high fever with severe sinus pain, you should probably not be on any antibiotic. Chronic or acute sinus congestion is seldom a valid r ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Big guns: You need to consider whether isotretinoin would be a good next step. You are an adult and acne is a severe personal and professional liability.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Yes: When used as directed, Clindamycin topical along with benzoyl peroxide, reduces the redness, inflammation, and severity of acne!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
No: Topical formulation is different than oral.

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