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Can clindamycin be used to treat upper respiratory infection?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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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.
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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).
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