A 32-year-old female asked:
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i have an abcess and my entire right cheek along my nose is huge. will my 300mg clindamycin stop infection from spreading until i see my dentist?

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Dr. David Nutter
44 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Better be safe: Although the Clindamycin can be helpful, what you are describing could be cellulitis, which left untreated could be quite serious. Please be prudent and try to get in sooner, rather than wait. Urgent care facility might be needed. Don't delay.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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