About "Clindamycin"

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.

Related Terms: Acne, Benzoyl Peroxide, Acne Scars, Management Of Acne, Adapalene, Doxycycline, Treatment Of Acne

Recently Answered Questions

Should I still have wisdom tooth extracted when another tooth is infected?
Query: Hello doctor, I am scheduled to have the two wisdom teeth on my right side extracted tomorrow. While waiting for the appointment, I developed pain in my right upper jaw which became increasingly worse over a few days. I went to see the dentist who found out I have an infection in my first molar (up...  Read Full »
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Penicillin and Clindamycin are the antibiotics and are usually prescribed for a course of five to seven days. These drugs reduce infection but not the pain. So, you might not notice a big change in how you fee...  Read Full »
What are the remedies for uneven skin tone?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old boy. I am having very uneven skin tone on my cheeks somewhere it is dark and somewhere it is white. It started about one year ago. What can I do now any remedies or diet or treatment?  Read Full »
Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you have pigmentation problem along with mild acne. I will suggest you to start with topical Clindamycin lotion over the pimple area morning and evening and a topical retinoid at night time by mixing it in cold cream. Wash your face with Dove soap. Retinoid at n...  Read Full »
What can I take for bacterial infection in my gums?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a bacterial infection in my gums because of my wisdom teeth coming in. I have taken Clindamycin and Motrin but it does not work.  Read Full »
Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gum infection can be due to a number of reasons like tooth infection or cavity, abscess, etc. If Clindamycin is not working, I suggest taking Amoxicillin 500 mg twice daily for five days. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the m...  Read Full »
Which acne cream is causing dry, flaky skin around eyes and burns on cheek?
Query: Hi doctor,Recently I have been prescribed Tretinoin 0.25 cream and Benzaclin gel for my mild acne but ever since I started I have been getting dry and flaky skin around my eyes and mouth and burns on my cheek. Which cream is causing this? And how do I continue using them, if so?  Read Full »
Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. Actually, it is a very common side effect of Tretinoin cream and sometimes Bezclin (Clindamycin and Benzoyl peroxide) also cause it. My opinion is to stop both medicines for a week. If you have severe burning use Hydrocortisone cream onl...  Read Full »
I have a white discharge from vagina. What could it be?
Query: Hello Doctor,  I have a fishy odour, white and milky discharge coming from my vaginal area. I am a 28 year old female. What could it be?  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from bacterial vaginosis. This is a common vaginal infection of women who are sexually active. Please use the following: Clingen (clindamycin + clotrimazole) vaginal pessary once a day at night just before sleeping for 7 days. Insert it deep inside the...  Read Full »
Which is the best medicine for rosacea?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 year old female. My past medical history includes rosacea (15 years), perioral dermatitis (7 years), melasma and hyperpigmentation in the upper cheeks for three years and ADHD. I am currently under Noritate, occasional Elidel during flare up and Adderall 2.5 mg daily. My hyper...  Read Full »
Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, here I discuss everything one by one. You had rosacea and for that you were using Noritate (Metronidazole) and Ziana (combination of Clindamycin phosphate and Tretinoin). Since how long you were using these medicines? For rosacea, new creams have come which are b...  Read Full »
Please advise skin care measures for pimples in 16 year old.
Query: Dear doctor, I am 16 years old. I have got pimples. What should I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, you need to consult a dermatologist nearby to assess the grade and severity of acne. If acne is mild then, topical anti-acne creams like Clindamycin, Adapalene, etc, will help. If acne is severe then, oral medicines like Azithromycin/ Doxycycline with o...  Read Full »
Which medicine is best for controlling acne?
Query: Hi doctor, Nothing seems to work for my acne. I have used Clindamycin and Surfaz but it did not work for long. How can you help?  Read Full »
Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. You need to understand acne is an ongoing process and you may experience frequent exacerbation due to stress or hormones. Clindamycin is fine. In the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you are having closed comedones...  Read Full »
What are the skin patches on hand and forehead?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having the patches on hand and near the forehead. This has been for the last 3 to 6 months. Had psorasis earlier that was cured. What do I do for these kinds of patches on the skin? Is it serious? Kindly help me with medication to provide a solution.  Read Full »
Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. In my opinion, you are having different types of lesions on your face and arms. For the face lesion, apply Clindamycin gel two times a day only on the raised red lesion. Lesion around the eye may take somewhat longer time to heal. Brown lesi...  Read Full »
My pimple looks like it is getting infected. What is to be done?
Query: Hi, A pimple popped out on my face yesterday. Now it has become bigger. Are there any chances of it getting infected? What do I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Divakara P
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First thing is that you should never touch or squeeze a pimple. Wash your face three to four times a day with soap and cold water. Apply Clindamycin ointment three times a day for a week. This is a topical antibiotic and this helps in preventing the infection. ...  Read Full »


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