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why clindamycin is used for acne gels?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Reduces Bacteria: Clindamycin reduces sebum bacterial colonies that metabolize the oil and produce inflammatory mediators.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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