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Clindamycin belongs to the Lincosamide group of antibiotics. It is used to treat various bacterial infections like middle ear infections, bone infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, pneumonia, and strep throat. It is also used along Quinine for malaria.

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My acne is increasing due to hotter temperatures. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced acne in the past, but here it is getting hotter. Therefore I realized I get more spots. I do not wear makeup in the summer and deep cleanse my face every other day. What could I do to stop it, and what is causing this?   Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. I suggest you take the following steps: 1. Do not use hair oil and any sticky cream on your face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. 3. Avoid dust, use sunscreen (above...  Read Full »

I am suffering from acne for about six years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. Before two years, I went to a dermatologist for my acne problem. He prescribed me Ziana. It helped for about three to four months. I used it for a year. I still have acne. But it got worse. I use PanOxyl at night with acne free toner and a cleanser in the morning. I wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can be acne vulgaris, seborrhea, or it can be due to hormonal imbalance. You should use Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel in the morning over the affected areas and continue with Ziana (Clindamycin and Tretinoin) at night. Since your acne is not getting controlled by ...  Read Full »

Can I take an antibiotic for water in the fallopian tube?

Query: Hello doctor,Two days back, I had my laparoscopy. My right tube was found to be dilated and the ports were open. The left one was completely closed and after forceful attempts, it was opened but only a slow progression was there. Now, under the current circumstances, is there any antibiotic for wate...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? Water in the tube is hydrosalpinx. This is a collection of the fluid secreted from the lining of the tubes. Usually, if one tube is damaged, the other one will also show some damage. The best antibiotic for genital tract infections is capsule Clin...  Read Full »

I get pimples whenever I eat spicy hot foods. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. Whenever I eat something spicy like patties or any hot food overnight, I get pimples on my cheeks. They are the red and yellow type and do not fade away easily. Sometimes, I have to compromise on my favorite dishes. Please suggest a remedy.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pimples occur due to hormonal changes and oily accumulation in the skin. I suggest following these steps: 1. Do not use hair oil or any sticky cream on the face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. 3. Avoid dust. 4. Use sunscreens above 30 SPF. 5. ...  Read Full »

I have recurring balanitis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I think I had balanitis. I wash my penis every day, and it went away in a few days, but it came back again with red spots, and I see little cuts in the head of my penis. I am not circumcised, and the skin under the head is red and itches. Also, I masturbate a lot. What should I do? I...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have developed acute balanitis due to frequent masturbation. I would suggest you do the following: 1. Apply Clindamycin ointment twice a day for one week. 2. Take the tablet Metronidazole 400 mg ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sweating problem and due to this, flies are around me. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a sweating problem. Due to this problem, flies are around me. I am so shamefully in place. I bath every day two times by soap, and I clean my private parts also. But I do not understand why to create this problem. Even if I do less work, like walking sweat problem ...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your problem can be due to excess sweat or a particular smell which comes in the sweat of some patients, which is known as bromhidrosis. You can use the following medicines to help you, 1. 5 % Benzoyl peroxide soap, leave the lather for 1...  Read Full »

I had a right side upper molar issue and was diagnosed as chronic sinusitis. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, A few months ago I had a right side upper molar issue. I went to a clinic and was given an antibiotic, but it did not help. I went to the clinic after some days, and I asked for Clindamycin and still there was no result. The dentist tapped on the tooth, and there was no pain. He surmis...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to get a professional evaluation because your symptoms may lead to septal perforation, nasal bleeding and permanent loss of sense of smell. I would advise going for nasal endoscopy if you were to do that then follow it up if needed with a CT scan of nose and s...  Read Full »

I have moderate acne problems. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have moderate acne problems. And for the past year, I have been using acne medications morning and evening. Yet my acne problem still occurs. It gets worse. It starts to turn red and pops up. I have been doing everything right. What is the issue? Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. Do not use hair oil and any sticky cream on your face. Avoid oily food, chocolates, and milk products. Avoid dust and use sunscreen. Do not rub any cream on your face. Do not ...  Read Full »

How to treat localized yellow spot on the nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a yellow spot on the right nose. When something touches it like air or finger, it gets irritated and sneezing happen for at least five to six times or more. So, I captured photos to see it, and it appeared as localized yellow spot. I applied Clindamycin, but no much effect so far. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the images provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the most likely diagnosis seems to be a blocked gland, similar to a pimple that we commonly encounter on the face. The skin is covered in tiny pores, each housing a hair follicle and an oil...  Read Full »

I have body acne for 10 years. How to treat them?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from body acne since ten years. It is present on my upper arms, shoulders, back and buttocks. I have been using Benzoyl peroxide 5 % since six months. But there has been no effect at all.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Benzoyl peroxide alone is not going to work. Please send the photographs of the affected area to find out the grade of acne and to prescribe you the proper treatment.   Read Full »

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