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Can clindamycin be used to treat upper respiratory infection?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 29 years experience
Yes: Clindamycin mainly covers anaerobic infections. These "anaerobes" are the bacteria that can reside in a patients mouth. Clindamycin can be used in aspiration pneumonias and in lung abscesses (a pocket full of pus in the lungs).
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Bacterial Infection: Clindamicin may treat an upper respiratory infection, but only those that are caused by bacteria. The majority of uris are viral, so most will not respond to this medicine.
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Last updated Feb 28, 2016
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