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Clindamycin For Acne Treatment
Hi. I am using erythomycin and clindamycin for acne treatment. I feel erythromycin is great. Any other recommended drugs?
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
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: 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
I was prescribed Clindamycin phosphate gel and Epiduo for acne treatment. In the evening, do I apply the Epiduo before the Clindamycin phosphate gel?
It depends,,,: There seems to be no special sequence of what to apply first. If you are still unsure, it would be smart to ask the doctor who prescribed them before using those products if the order matters. Best of luck. ...Read more
Clindamycin 1% solution; benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) 1 5 gel did not work for acne. Tactuo was working but was allergic. What is suggested next for acne treatment?
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
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
Does clindamycin phosphate gel USP 1% acne medicine have Accutane in it? If so i was using it before i realized i was pregnant is my fetus okay?
I've got acne in ma face for about 4 months and I've tried treatment with clindamycin gels. But it not gets cured. How can I get cured completely?
Good daily hygiene: Acne is usually best treated with multiple steps. The first is to be sure you wash your face twice daily with a cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide. Unless your skin is very dry, do not apply and lotions or creams. Only use facial care or makeup that is non-comedogenic (does not block pores). Add a 5% OTC Benzoyl Peroxide Gel to your regimen twice daily on affected skin. ...Read more
What are the treatment options for resistant white head acne? it does not go away with adapalene plus clindamycin combination cream(derviva cms gel)
Stubborn Condition: Hello, you have so many options. It's just difficult to navigate through the marketing mayhem of the 21st century. The best approach is to find someone you REALLY trust who is passionate about resistant acne and is not willing to let you slip through the cracks. It's this level of tenacity, creativity, and care that is ofter the make or break ingredient when treating chronic conditions. ...Read more
I am using clindamycin phosphate gel & adaplene gel for the treatment of acne since 7 years .My skin became glowing.Can I use continously both?
See Your Doctor: You are using "Clindamycin P gel & Adapalene gel x 7 yrs for acne". Both gels can cause redness & irritation of the skin in >10% of users. Acne can be challenging to treat because the medications also cause skin dryness, scaling, & hypersensitivity reactions. See your doctor to evaluate the condition of your skin presently so that you obtain correct assessment of your acne and management of meds. ...Read more
I am using adapalene microsheres + clindamycin phospate gel for treating acne...Does it reduce the black spots....If not what is the treatment for that?
My doctor gave me clindamycin phosphate topical lotion 1% for treatment of my acne. Should I use it only on the acne spots or over the entire face?
Adapalene n clindamycin are not treatments for pigmentation left by acne? I have pigmentation! acne are hardly 2 or 3..
Hydroquinone: Pigmentation left behind by acne will not respond to acne creams like Adapalene or clindamycin. Lightening creams containing hydroquinone are available otc and by prescription, but insurance does not cover them - and never use them at concentrations higher than 4% - higher concentrations sometimes make the darkening worse. ...Read more
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific: It's unfortunate if you're 25 & haven't yet been rx'd effectively. Mildest cases may respond to topical benzoyl peroxide. Next step is topical Clindamycin or something similar, retinoic acid derivative if many blackheads. If not clear in a month or so, a systemic antibiotic for a guy, maybe tetracycline 500 2x/day; for the toughest cases Accutane will clear you tho it's not pleasant. ...Read more
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