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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?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Entire field

This is not effective as "spot" treatment.
Best result by regular, long-term use over the entire area of acne. It will be useful for only the mildest acne. If you have significant acne you will do better with other agents.

In brief: Entire field

This is not effective as "spot" treatment.
Best result by regular, long-term use over the entire area of acne. It will be useful for only the mildest acne. If you have significant acne you will do better with other agents.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clindamycin

Apply the lotion only to your acne spots rather than your whole face.

In brief: Clindamycin

Apply the lotion only to your acne spots rather than your whole face.
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