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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What does watery and foul-smelling vaginal discharge signify?
Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is 31 years old and had her uterus removed 11 years ago. From then she never had the periods nor any discharge. It was all alright until a month ago. She had suddenly started experiencing waterlike vaginal discharge which is little smelly, and it hurts in stomach sometimes. When s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there were few more facts about your aunt regarding the indication for uterus removal, any follow-ups, diabetic status, her sexual life, etc., would have been helpful. At the age of 31 years, the most probable cause is an infection. I put forth the possibilities and t... Read Full »
What can cause tiny fluid-filled blisters on the arm?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I have clusters of tiny fluid-filled blisters on my right palm, arm and below the neck at backside. These are causing inflammation and painful when touched or pressed. It has rapidly increased in two days and is now spreading to other body parts. In the past, I had pso... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details posted. Kindly answer some questions. For how many days you are having these? Are there only one place you have mentioned or everywhere else? Is there itching at the site of lesions? Did you have any insect bite? Any history of trav... Read Full »
I have a fishy-smelling watery discharge from my vagina. Should I be concerned about it?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a discharge smell for over a year. It is something a little fishy. The discharge can be watery. Sometimes the smell is not strong, and sometimes it is. Is it a concern? During sexual intercourse, the smell can be strong, but sometimes there is no smell. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to what you have described, you have bacterial vaginosis. This is not an infection, but there is an alteration in the normal vaginal flora due to which the normal protective bacteria are reduced in number, and pathogenic bacteria increase, leading to abnorm... Read Full »
I have been prescribed Clindamycin toner for acne. Is it safe for me to use it for the long term?
Query: Hello doctor, My dermatologist prescribed me Clindaze toner, Papulex oil-free cream, and Epiduo gel for acne. My concern is I heard that Clindamycin is not good for long-term use. How long should I use Clindaze toner, and what are the alternatives for Clindaze toner if I cannot use it for long? Than... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Clindamycin is an antibiotic. It can be safely used for acne because it acts on the bacteria present on the skin. Papulex cream (Nicotinamide and Zinc) and Epiduo (Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) gel are great for inflammatory acne. I do not see any reason for you to be... Read Full »
My skin is becoming darker, blemished, and I have acne scars. Kindly suggest a treatment.
Query: Hello doctor, My skin color is brown, but it has become darker and blemished now. I have had scars on my face due to acne for the last eight years. I am also using whitening cream. I want my skin to clear within three to four months or earlier. I am attaching pictures of my acne. Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and examined the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems you have developed different grades of acne. You need a proper treatment for acne and its scars. I suggest you use topical 1% Clindamycin gel in... 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 surmi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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... Read Full »
What treatment can I take for thrush during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 weeks pregnant and have intense itching in the vagina. I assume this is thrush. It started two weeks ago. So, I used a pessary and cream and things improved. About five days later, it got worse again. So, I repeated the pessary and cream treatment. Things again improved but fou... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The test to be done is the high vaginal swab culture test (HVS) which can help isolate the causative organism and then the treatment should be directed towards the cause. The presence of itching and white discharge per vaginam do indicate thrush, but you have to und... Read Full »
I have been suffering from body acne since 10 years.Please help.
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I have pus oozing lesion in my underarm. What can it be?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I am obese. My weight is 89 kg and height is 5 feet 7 inches. Currently, I am taking Thyronorm 75 mcg and Storfib 145. Previously, I used to get lymph node enlargement in underarms and groin area, but they never become lesions. I have been having a pus oozin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be suffering from hidradenitis suppurativa, skin disease that causes abscess and scarring which commonly affects sweat glands. Are both underarms affected? Please send good quality photographs for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. Rever... Read Full »
Whenever I eat something spicy, I get pimples overnight. Please suggest a remedy.
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Do no... Read Full »