Skip to Content

Can I use clindamycin phosphate topical gel to treat a boil?

Answers (1)

16 Aug 2013

Topical clindamycin is an antibiotic that is used primarily to manage severe cases of acne.
It would not be wise to use the Clindamycin without talking to your doctor first. Depending on the severity of the boil they often need to be lanced and drained first before antibiotics can start to work.
http://www.drugs.com/health-guide/boils-and-carbuncles.html

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Do I use Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution 1% with my Tretinoin Gel 0.01% together?

They were both prescribed by the doctor and if I do use it together which one do I apply first?

0 answers 29 Mar 2014

I recently made a change to my Lexapro dosage and have gotten a few boils. Am I alone?

I have been on different ssri's for many years now and my doctor and I decided to try to wean off. I was taking 20mg and now, as of 6 months ...

1 answer 8 May 2014

Cephalexin - Recurring boils need advise?

I've had boil problems on my inner thigh ... I was prescribed 1% topical stuff that didn't work , so I got cephalexin 500 mlg..what's ...

1 answer 28 Apr 2015