2 doctors weighed in:

Does clindamycin phosphate topical solution work well on acne?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors