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is clindamyacin good for cystic acne?

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I haven't heard anything about clindamycin causing cancer. Besides, even if it does-- there are so many things that are possibly carcinogenic to varying degree, that if you ruled out using all of them, you'd probably never use toothpaste, cleaning products, snack foods, etc. again.

That aside, I could be wrong, but I don't think clindamycin will be great for cystic acne. It's generally prescribed for mild acne. I guess anything's worth a shot because maybe your face will respond to it. Did a general practitioner or a derm prescribe it?

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i'v been using clindagel for twelve weeks and personally, i think it sucks. i like duac gel much better (i alternate them every morning). the only good thing about clindamycin is that it doesn't dry your face out like the duac does.

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I've been using it daily for over ten years. It doesn't really clear up cystic acne. I have trusted antibiotics and most recently, accutane, to do that for me. It is, however, the only lotion that I am able to use on my face without getting a reaction. Every other lotion has either turned my skin red, made it completely dry or oily.

I would suggest using it in combination with an antibiotic in order to get the best results.

Good luck!

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It isn't at all like Accutane or Differin in the regard of having an initial breakout. However, this is my personal experience with the medication and your body may react differently.

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Won't clear up your cystic acne, at least it didn't for me. I saw really no change at all. And when I only went to using it, with no other drugs/face washes or anything, I broke out even more. Get some meds man, I recommend Erythromycin or Tetracycline if you haven't done them. They both take a couple months to see effecs, but they worked pretty well for me for a couple years.

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