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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin Acne Pads

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Why clindamycin is used for acne gels?

Why clindamycin is used for acne gels?

Reduces Bacteria: Clindamycin reduces sebum bacterial colonies that metabolize the oil and produce inflammatory mediators. ...Read more

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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Clindamycin pledgets for acne do they work well?

Clindamycin pledgets for acne do they work well?

Clindamycin: Topical antibiotics such as Clindamycin are effective at reducing the bacteria associated with acne. See a dermatologist to discuss treatment options, combination therapy and to review side effects. ...Read more

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What role does clindamycin have on clearing up acne? How does it work? What does it do to achieve results?

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

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I have back acnes. Within 2 weeks appear large no of acnes. Doctor prescribed Melomycin capsules and clindamycin topical solution but still not reduse?

DETAILS???: Is melomycin same as minocycline? How long? Dose? Clindamycin solution is not very effective. Usually 3 months is required for result. If severe, and unresponsive to minocycline, isotretinoin will rescue you. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin lotion help with my acne? And about how long should it take to notice a difference?

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

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I hav been trying clindamycin on my acne for 3months now but its not working what should I do next im 17 please help?

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

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What can I do if solodyn / minocycline and clindamycin don't work for acne?

What can I do if solodyn / minocycline and clindamycin don't work for acne?

Many alternatives: There are several oral and topical medications for acne as well as laser and light based treatments. If the treatments you are currently on are not working, you should see a dermatologist for a consultation and new a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Takes time: 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

For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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

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How long do I use clindamycin antibiotic for acne witch dose I take 150 or 300?

How long do I use clindamycin antibiotic for acne witch dose I take 150 or 300?

Depends: I usually start with the lowest dose every day and combine it with a benzoyl peroxide wash and watch for the response. If after a month the response is not good I go up on the dose. The antibiotic can be continued in definately as long as it is needed and it is working. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic clindamycin cause acne since I been taking for three days my face has broke out?

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

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Recently started using panoxyl 10% wash and clindamycin lotion making acne worse. What could be wrong?

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

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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?

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

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Is it possible to get c diff by using a Clindamycin facial treatment for acne?

Is it possible to get c diff by using a Clindamycin facial treatment for acne?

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

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How long can one use adaplene & clindamycin phosphate for acne safely? I've been using it for last one year.

Decades: Eventually your acne will remit, but until it does, it's a major personal and professional problem. I hope you're having a good result -- use it as long as you need it. ...Read more

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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

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Does clindamycin phosphate gel fade acne marks?

Does clindamycin phosphate gel fade acne marks?

No: It will help keep you from getting new lesions. It is best used in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin phosphate topical solution work well on acne?

Does clindamycin phosphate topical solution work well on acne?

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

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Is clindamycin can be mix with apple cider vinegar to treat acne?

Is clindamycin can be mix with apple cider vinegar to treat acne?

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

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Can my acne become resistant to clindamycin phosphate? If so, is it preventable?

Yes and no: The bacteria that cause acne remain sensitive, but the Clindamycin doesn't actually kill them and may not be sufficient if your acne becomes more severe. You have many other options. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin lotion (prescribed for acne) cause bowel problems? Or is that just other routes other than topical?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more