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Can clindamycin be used to treat upper respiratory infection?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bacterial Infection

Clindamicin may treat an upper respiratory infection, but only those that are caused by bacteria.
The majority of uris are viral, so most will not respond to this medicine.

In brief: Bacterial Infection

Clindamicin may treat an upper respiratory infection, but only those that are caused by bacteria.
The majority of uris are viral, so most will not respond to this medicine.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

Clindamycin mainly covers anaerobic infections.
These "anaerobes" are the bacteria that can reside in a patients mouth. Clindamycin can be used in aspiration pneumonias and in lung abscesses (a pocket full of pus in the lungs).

In brief: Yes

Clindamycin mainly covers anaerobic infections.
These "anaerobes" are the bacteria that can reside in a patients mouth. Clindamycin can be used in aspiration pneumonias and in lung abscesses (a pocket full of pus in the lungs).
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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