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Sore throat with white bumps in the back. I have no insurance. I have some old clindamycin from 2013 should I take it?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not a good idea

Use medications as prescribed.
Seek a free clinic in your town or community health center for treatment

In brief: Not a good idea

Use medications as prescribed.
Seek a free clinic in your town or community health center for treatment
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Andrea Brand
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not recommended

i would not recommend taking old clindamycin for a sore throat.
Best to see a doctor for examination and appropriate treatment.

In brief: Not recommended

i would not recommend taking old clindamycin for a sore throat.
Best to see a doctor for examination and appropriate treatment.
Dr. Andrea Brand
Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Dont save antibiotic

When prescribed antibiotics, best to finish complete course rather than save a few for next time.
Different antibiotics are used for different infections (think gasoline vs diesel cars). Some infections eg common cold, don't even respond to antibiotics. Good chance that white bumps are coincidental. Only Strep throat responds to antibiotics. Check http://goo.gl/ZYDu0 for free/low cost healthcare

In brief: Dont save antibiotic

When prescribed antibiotics, best to finish complete course rather than save a few for next time.
Different antibiotics are used for different infections (think gasoline vs diesel cars). Some infections eg common cold, don't even respond to antibiotics. Good chance that white bumps are coincidental. Only Strep throat responds to antibiotics. Check http://goo.gl/ZYDu0 for free/low cost healthcare
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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