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I have BV that won't go away. My doc prescribed Flagyl cream & oral-both useless so she prescribed doxycycline. Which doesn't treat gardnerella. Why won't she do cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) oral? Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cream-no help

I have BV that won't go away. My doc prescribed Flagyl cream & oral-both useless so she prescribed doxycycline. Which doesn't treat gardnerella. Why won't she do cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) oral? Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cream-no help

Try probiotics: Antibiotics can lead to worse overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria which cause bv. Eat low fat yogurt and you can apply yogurt topically in vagina or use a lactobacillus probiotic orally and topically. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit and avoid high fat foods that promote bv. ...Read more

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Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family . It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more


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Permethrin cream, how often do I apply?

Permethrin cream, how often do I apply?

Permethrin: Permethrin cream should stay on at least 8 hours with each application. Usually, it's applied once, then the process is repeated in 1 week. ...Read more

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How do I properly apply clindamyacin phosphate cream and adapalene gel at night?

How do I properly apply clindamyacin phosphate cream and adapalene gel at night?

Topical creams for: acne should be sparingly applied to your acne prone areas. Clindamycin cream would be more moisturizing than the adapalene gel, so I would use clinda in am and adapalene gel in pm. No problem with sun sensitivity so if you switch them, there really isn't a problem. ...Read more

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How do I use clindamycin gel & tretinoin gel properly?

How do I use clindamycin gel & tretinoin gel properly?

Use once daily: It is probably best to use these two products separately. Differen gel can cause sun sensitivity, so using it at night and Clindamycin in the morning is probably the best bet. ...Read more

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How do you use tretinoin cream (retina-a) and clindamycin phosphate lotion?

How do you use tretinoin cream (retina-a) and clindamycin phosphate lotion?

Start slowly: Retin a (tretinoin) is an excellent medication for acne of all stages. However, it is almost universally drying and irritating when someone is getting started. Go very slowly and only use a "pea-size" amount to the facial skin. It should be applied at bedtime. Clindamycin is usually applied at a separate time (am) after cleansing the face. Clindamycin is more tolerable. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my armpits? They smell horrible everyday. I use dial soap, also tried hibiclens, topical cleocin, (clindamycin phosphate) mupirocin & clinical strength deo

What is wrong with my armpits? They smell horrible everyday. I use dial soap, also tried hibiclens, topical cleocin, (clindamycin phosphate) mupirocin & clinical strength deo

SMELLY ARMPITS: HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR ARMPITS? SHOULD BE DAILY OR TWICE DAILY. HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOTHING? HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR CLOTHING? DO YOU EAT ONIONS AND GARLIC? STOP! ALSO FISH, HOT PEPPERS, RED MEAT, AND CURRY MIGHT CAUSE OR INCREASE UNDERARM ODOR. IF THIS PERSISTS PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST . . . BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Severe acne benzyl peroxide ointment does not help. What do next?

Severe acne benzyl peroxide ointment does not help. What do next?

Acne: Severe acne is usually treated with oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or Monodox and a topical like epiduo. If antibiotics are not successful the next treatment would be accutane. ...Read more

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Do feminine hygene products like vagisil or douches actually do anything for women?

Do feminine hygene products like vagisil or douches actually do anything for women?

No: For the vast majority of women, these products have more potential for harm than good. You should be able to maintain your own hygiene and ph without help of pharmaceuticals, however if you're having a problem see a gyn rather than using those products. ...Read more

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Do you apply clindamycin phosphate gel USP 1% after washing your face or do you apply benzoyl peroxide befor that one or do you mix them?

Do you apply clindamycin phosphate gel USP 1% after washing your face or do you apply benzoyl peroxide befor that one or do you mix them?

Either way: Doesn't matter too much. You could either mix the two of them together in your hand and then apply them, or apply one and then the other. Whichever you prefer. ...Read more

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How do I apply Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel on my face?

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How do I apply Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel on my face?

Morning and night: It is usually recommended to use it in the morning and in the evening, preferably at the same time each day. Wash face w/ warm water and gently pat dry. Apply a thin layer using ur fingertips. If there is white residue on your skin, used too much (less next time). After use, wash your hands. ...Read more

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I have BV and gsb I took metrogel but did not work now i'm on cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t ovules can the BV cause me to miscarry ?

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I have BV and gsb I took metrogel but did not work now i'm on cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t ovules can the BV cause me to miscarry ?

Potentially: I assume you mean bacterial vaginosis. If the infection stays in the vagina, then unlikely to cause miscarriage. If it spreads into the cervix and uterus, it could potentially bring on a loss of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Vaginal itch n burning can I use vagisil wipes only or do I need a treatment?

Vaginal itch n burning can I use vagisil wipes only or do I need a treatment?

3 main causes: Vaginal itching or burning can be caused by yeast, trichamonas, and chemical irritation (soaps etc). Initial treatment is 1% Hydrocortisone cream for relief of symptoms. If you have blisters or a discharge you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I apply clotrimazole vaginal cream to my vagina?

How do I apply clotrimazole vaginal cream to my vagina?

With applicator: There should be a syringe-like applicator with the cream. It is filled and inserted all the way to the top of the vagina (usually at bedtime), then the plunger is depressed to release the cream. ...Read more

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Rash that won t go away with cortisone cream?

Rash that won t go away with cortisone cream?

See the doctor: Not all rashes are treated with steroids, time to see the dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are oxi or clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) acne pads ok to use while pregnant?

Are oxi or clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) acne pads ok to use while pregnant?

Yes: Those skin cleansers and acne treatments for the skin have little to no absorption systemically. ...Read more

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Where can you buy cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 2% vaginal cream ?

Where can you buy cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 2% vaginal cream ?

Requires script: Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is a medical cream containing the antibiotic clindamycin. It requires a physician's perscription. Any pharmacy should be able to fill it, including online pharmacies. ...Read more

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I have melasma i used tretinoin cream, uspo.1% hidroquinone usp, 4% and triamcinolone acetonide cream usp, 01% but it's not good i need better cream?

I have melasma i used tretinoin cream, uspo.1% hidroquinone usp, 4% and triamcinolone acetonide cream usp, 01% but it's not good i need better cream?

See Skin Care Doctor: You should see a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon who treats skin to get the right creams. After examination they will prescribe the creams and follow the changes. ...Read more

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What if clindamycin phosphate gel USP 1% doesn't work?

What if clindamycin phosphate gel USP 1% doesn't work?

Lots of alternatives: Lots of alternatives for treating acne. Does take sustained use and time for the clinda. to work. Depends also on extent and location of acne. Should talk w/ your pcp or dermatologist after giving this drug some time about next, more aggressive steps. Some of the more 'intense' medicines, however, do come with side effects that may worse than the cure. ...Read more

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What s cleocin-t 1% antibiotics cure for acne?

What s cleocin-t 1% antibiotics cure for acne?

Acne therapy: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that can help papular and other forms of superficial acne. It is generally applied once or twice daily. ...Read more

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Can benzamycin or cleocin-t remove razor bumps on bikini area and armpits?

Are they infected?: If not infected and just ingrown hairs - may not have an effect. ...Read more

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How effective is the usage of benzamycin or cleocin-t in removing razor bumps on bikini area and armpits?

Are they infected?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Clindamycin phosphate topical solution pads, do u think that they are a good thing to prescribe for a person who has a lot of pimples in the t zone?

Treating Acne: Acne seems like a simple condition that should be easy to treat. Many cases are controlled with topical medications like the antibiotic clindamycin. Other topical medications like tretinoin, the active ingredient in retin a, are effective for blackheads. Some cases prove very frustrating to treat. Some patients require systemic antibiotics and even Isotretinoin (accutane). Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Clindamycin phosphate is for what?

Clindamycine for wha: Clindamycine is an antibiotic which is effective against many bacterria and is used alone and in combination with other antibiotics far several infectious conditions. ...Read more

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What are the uses of clindamycin phosphate?

Infection.: The topical forms are for acne treatment and folliculitis(hair follicle infection). The oral form is for bacterial infection which would respond to clindamycin. ...Read more

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How can you tell if clindamycin phosphate expired?

Look on bottle.: All medicines have an expiration date stamped somewhere on the container. ...Read more

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What are the directions for clindamycin phosphate use?

What are the directions for clindamycin phosphate use?

Depends: As a monotherapy, topical antibiotics should be applied to the affected areas twice per day. When combined with a retinoid, once per day would be adequate. Beware, rare cases of pseudomembranous colitis have been reported with topical climdamycin. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin phosphate work even though it's expired?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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How effective is clindamycin phosphate topical solution?

Effective: It is one of many acne therapeutic agents. It works for some acne, particularly for pimples, but not very effective for balck/whiteheads. It's hard to compare its "effectiveness" against others. Common sense: if there is one acne treatment stands out as the best, then why we have so many treatments/regimens available outthere? ...Read more

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How should I use my clindamycin phosphate topical solution?

As prescribed: Generally, it is prescribed to be used once a day in combination with another medication such as benzoyl peroxide in the treament of acne. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/cleocin-side-effects.html

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Is it normal to break out before clindamycin phosphate USP 1% works?

Is it normal to break out before clindamycin phosphate USP 1% works?

Allergies?: You may be allergic to clindamycin. Discuss with the doctor who ordered this. Don't apply again until you do. ...Read more

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Abscess, how long does cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) take to work?

see below: Drainage of the abscess is the primary treatment. Antibiotic treatment is secondary to treat the surrounding soft tissue infection. This will usually start improving a few days after starting the antibiotic if the abscess has been adequately drained. ...Read more

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