Acne Treatments With CLINDAMYCIN
Acne is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands, small glands that lubricate your face and other skin with an oily matter, called “sebum.” This inflammation causes blackheads, clogged pores, and pimples. Your acne may cause permanent scarring if untreated. So, treat your acne with the proper medications, prescribed by your Clear Skin Concierge physicians.
We want you to get better, and look GREAT!
Treat your acne with Clindamycin.
When you visit a dermatologist’s office, antibiotics like clindamycin, erythromycin, and benzoyl peroxide are almost always the first medications prescribed. For many patients with acne at the skin’s surface, rather than deeper acne at the chin (often common to women), these meds work best. You know this from the wild popularity of Proactive™, a medication that popularized benzoyl peroxide. However, the generic forms of these medications are just as effective, and Clear Skin Concierge works hard to deliver them stress free to your doorstep.
Clindamycin is a prescription, topical antibiotic solution, lotion, gel, and foam that lowers your immune system’s reaction to clogged pores and helps kill the bacteria that makes your acne worse. It is known by brand names such as Benzaclin® and Cleocin®.
Application of Clindamycin
Use Clindamycin on clean, dry skin, following your Clear Skin Concierge physician’s orders and your personalized medication regimen. Please remember to gently wash the application site. Do not scrub, or you may further injure the skin. Also, be sure to wash your hands before and after using Clindamycin, and avoid getting Clindamycin in your nose, eyes, or mouth, or on broken skin.
Dosage of Clindamycin
Clindamycin should be applied to the skin once a day, either in the morning or at night. Letting the medication soak in for half an hour before sleep may avoid it getting rubbed off easily. If you miss a dose, don’t be discouraged. Just use it the next day. Do not change your dosage, unless instructed by your Clean Skin Concierge physician.
Clindamycin Allergies, Sensitivities, and Side Effects
Typically, Clindamycin is well tolerated, and most users will not experience reactions to it.
However, very rarely, you may be sensitive to Clindamycin. MILD side effects include: dryness, redness, itching, burning, oily skin, or peeling skin.
Unlikely SEVERE side effects to Clindamycin include: rash; itching; severe dizziness; swelling of the face, nose and tongue; and trouble breathing. Seek immediate, emergency medical attention.
Please remember to tell your Clear Skin Concierge physicians about your allergies and chemical sensitivities before taking Clindamycin.
If you are pregnant, or if there is the possibility that you are pregnant, please be aware that pregnancy may often worsen your acne. Also, while there is no data available (to date) that links Clindamycin to birth defects, you may wish to avoid the use of this, and other, topical acne medications. Please consult with your Clear Skin Concierge physicians. Also, let us know if you have had colitis or any inflammation of the gut in the past.