I have a staph infection under my arm that was tested and is resistant to some antibiotics... I have already taken two antibiotic treatments but it came back and I was now told by my doctor to try Clindamycin. She was not sure though how long and how much of it would be needed to make sure it does not come back... is there anyone that could help me? Thanks so much! Kristin
How much/long to take Clindamycin with staph infection that was already treated with 2 other antib.?
Question posted by kbontour on 29 Aug 2012
Last updated on 6 March 2018 by RASAETC
oh, the infection is not acute right now.. I just had another couple of boils in the last week but it has calmed down right now... it has done this before and then it comes back for real..
Funny I used to have the same thing UGH and under my breast - huge! Dial was best soap. But now 15 years later I do not get them under my arms any more. I do not know what was different. I did have hysterectomy at 39 and they stopped for a long time. Not saying thats an option, but I have been on clindamycin now for 8 days for something else and will continue to the full 14 - I am not having any problems with the medicine. You know when I look at my history I kept thinking there was something else underlying. I would ask your doc about that.
I had a patient who had the exact problem. She was on Clindamycin for about 14 days. I have to find the dose, but I've got to get ready for work, I'll get back to you.
- Clindamycin uses and safety info
- Clindamycin prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
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