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A 22-year-old male asked:

My doctor told me to use clindamycin phosphate gel during day and night on my face. but i want to know whn i should wash the gel from my face. ?

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Dr. Jacqueline Carter
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Leave it on: The gel is designed to be left on as a topical and absorbed into the skin so I believe if you read the directions, you should leave it on. It should be applied to clean dry skin. Ask the doctor who wrote it if you want to make sure!
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