A member asked:

My doctor gave me clindamycin phosphate topical lotion 1% for treatment of my acne. should i use it only on the acne spots or over the entire face?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Oscar Novick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Apply the lotion only to your acne spots rather than your whole face.

Answered Nov 28, 2017


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

This is not effective as "spot" treatment. Best result by regular, long-term use over the entire area of acne. It will be useful for only the mildest acne. If you have significant acne you will do better with other agents.

Answered Aug 18, 2017



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