Is a test necessary to use cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for bacterial vaginitis?

No. It is not necessary but it is advisable since all antibiotics have side effects and you don't want to risk side effects if it may not help because your symptoms are caused by something else.

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Could taking probiotics help get rid of bacterial vaginitis?? Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is helping but I'm almost done with it and still have symptoms

See below. Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other, anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use and is halved with estrogen contraceptives. Read more...

How long should it take for my bacterial vaginitis to get better from the oral clindamycin?

A few days. Usually if it is not resisitent, but i never use oral Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) in my pts as that can cause a lot of bowel problems , vaginal Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel or vag Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vag supp are much safer and usually just as effective, if it doesn't go away u need a culture by a good lab as there are 6 diff bact that can cause BV and there are a lot of other ones that can cause vaginal discharges, including some of the stdones. Read more...

Is clindamycin phosphate 1% effective against hidradenitis and most bacterial problems in the armpit?

Hydradenitis. This is a very difficult problem that is not easy for professionals to treat, please don't try yourself. If you don't have a compassionate care provider find one. You can get some of these glands removed surgically. The range of bacteria involved would need more than any single antibiotic. Read more...

A friend of mine have a tooth infection which she is not aware off. She was told to use cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) but she can't stand the pain.

She requires. She requires dental treatment. Merely taking antibiotics will not remove the cause of the infection and therefore will not solve the problem. She needs to see a dentist. There is nothing she can do on her own. Read more...
Be a good friend... Advise her to go see a dentist. If she can't stand the pain, the problem is severe. Read more...
Infection. Antibiotics will help control spread of infection, but will not cure an abscessed tooth. Please help your friend by making sure she calls her dentist immediately for definitive treatment. Read more...
See a dentist asap. Don't treat the symptoms. Get to the source of the "tooth infection." see a dentist asap. Read more...
Needs treatment. Generally, patients who were put on antibiotics for dental pain/infection were prescribed the meds as a stopgap pending treatment. And/or evaluation for treatment. It is seldom (if ever) definitive treatment except as a post-op treatment. . If she wasn't told to return for evaluation and treatment or wasn't seen by a dentist (or was given rx over the phone) she must get to a dentist for treatment. Read more...