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Clindamycin Acne Pads
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
No: Topical formulation is different than oral.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long can you use clindamycin for acne before it comes resistant in fighting acne. 1 month, 1 year?
What role does clindamycin have on clearing up acne? How does it work? What does it do to achieve results?
Acne and Bacteria: A bacteria, known as propionibacterium acnes, is a normal inhabitant of the skin. It uses sebum as a nutrient for growth, therefore increases in follicles during puberty. People with acne have more propionibacterium acnes in their follicles than people without acne. Clindamycin decreases the bacteria which is involved in acne. ...Read more
I have back acnes. Within 2 weeks appear large no of acnes. Doctor prescribed Melomycin capsules and clindamycin topical solution but still not reduse?
Will clindamycin lotion help with my acne? And about how long should it take to notice a difference?
May help: Clindamycin, in topical or oral forms, is often used in a treatment regimen for acne. People often see some improvement within a couple of weeks, but often experience a flare after about a month of treatment. After this initial flare, the complexion should remain clear if the treatment is right for you. ...Read more
I hav been trying clindamycin on my acne for 3months now but its not working what should I do next im 17 please help?
Next step: If Clindamycin plus benzoyl peroxide has not worked, the next step may be a trial of the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for you, or a systemic antibiotic that's appropriate for you. Good luck. For the tough cases, you may consider accutane; it carries some risks but is worth it for rough disease. Your physician can determine if you have excess androgens as part of the problem. Good luck. ...Read more
What exactly does clindamycin 1% topical solution do to the skin for acne purposes? And isn't it essentially rubbing alcohol?
I was prescribed minocycline capsules for my acne. Can I break the capsule & apply it topically by mixing it with my clindamycin cream?
No: Tetracyclines reach the deeper structures via the bloodstream; it's part why they're best as a systemic medication. They also control new infections before they form. There's a bunch of studies that pretty much showed topical tetracycline isn't very effective, not nearly as good as the clindamycin. ...Read more
Can clindamycin helps with acne? I was prescribed 300mg for every 12 hours. It's been 3 days & I can't notice any change. Should I ask for accutane?
Before resorting to medications, you may wish to consult this site for effective home treatment for acne.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
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How many times a day can I use Clindamycin Lotion while taking isotretinion? Using 4x day because acne is flaring bad. Us this ok? 40mg Zenatane day 8
You can get worse: Before getting better but using clindamycin lotion more than twice a day will not improve your acne. consider getting LED treatments to bring down inflammation faster, maybe add a retinoic acid to help underground pimples. But patience is important as acne should improve soon ...Read more
Can the antibiotic clindamycin cause acne since I been taking for three days my face has broke out?
Clindamycin: A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing. Do not just ignore this. See the dermatologist who prescribed this. ...Read more
Recently started using panoxyl 10% wash and clindamycin lotion making acne worse. What could be wrong?
Stop the wash: I suspect the wash is causing too much irritation to your skin. If you can get a wash with 5 % that might work if you find that the wash was giving you some benefit. ...Read more
Clindamycin gel make skin oily? I've been liking this for acne it doesn't dry my skin out but I'm already oily and I think it makes my face oilier?
Acne: No. It shouldn't be making your skin oily ...Read more
I have acne. I have dark spots on my cheeks. I used clindamycin but it irritated my skin so I stopped. Is there anything that can help with darkspots?
See dermatologist: First define and treat the acne. Do you have normal menstrual cycles of about 28days? Post-inflammatory pigmentation--dark spots----will continue until you control the acne. Best treatment is not the same for everyone. Probably you will do best with oral spironolactone. Prescription tretinoin gel reduces acne as well as dark spots. Allow about 3 months for result, continue if it helps. Hydroquinon ...Read more
I have been getting large below the surface acne bumps that are painful and very ugly once they rise to the surface. I have tried benzepro/clindamycin, but they still occur. I've used cleocin t pledgets in the past when I was in my 20s.
Painful acne: You may need to see dermatologist for stronger medication ...Read more
NO: Caused by oral or injection of clindamycin, not by topical. Note, however, that it is not wise to use clindamycin as the only treatment. It is not much effective as a solitary treatment and that this type of use results in resistance by C. Acnes bacteria. But it will never cause C. Diff. ...Read more
For my acne, I've tried clindamycin 1% gel and minocycline capsules. What topical prescription products are more effective than the clindamycin?
Don't use alone: An antibiotic must never be the sole therapy for acne. Always use topical benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoic acid when you are taking an antibiotic for acne. If you have acne on your trunk, you'll probably need both the minocycline capsules and one or the other topical agents I have listed. Acne is unrealted to lifestyle or anything else and you'll need to manage until it remits on its own. ...Read more
I have oily acne prone skin. M using Clindamycin in morning, can I use moistuizer on Clindamycin. If yes then time gap between Clindamycin & moistuize?
Topical Treatment: Topical antibiotics may be effective for comedonal and inflammatory acne. If your condition is more severe and extensive with cysts, a brief course of systemic antbiotics would help. Adding a retinoid would add to clinical efficacy. It is important to note that long term use of antibiotics may result in microbial resistance. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Never use an antibiotic as monotherapy for acne. Topical Clindamycin is one of the best for moderate disease especially if only on the face, but you need to use benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative as well. "apple cider vinegar" is a "pop cure-all" possibly with some effectiveness. If someone is preventing you from seeing a scientific physician because they prefer "pop" stuff, I'm sorry. ...Read more
Can clindamycin lotion (prescribed for acne) cause bowel problems? Or is that just other routes other than topical?
Topical clindamycin: This can indeed cause bowel problems - like diarrhea because if you think about it, the clindamycin lotion will absorb into your skin and thus make it's way to the bowels. If you're having diarrhea after starting this, you should get it checked out. Any antibiotic side-effect should be taken seriously. I would start with the doc who prescribed the clindamycin - give them a call today. ...Read more