Clindamycin and drinking alcohol

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Avatar f tn Under absolutely positively no circumstances should you be drinking alcohol and taking Clindamycin. Alcohol is a solvent and besides other effects breaks the molecular bonds on the antibiotic, destroying it's usefullness. Drinking is a good way to develop an antibiotic resistant infection.
Avatar f tn I am 35 years old, I do not smoke, do not drink alcohol and I always keep myself very hydrated by drinking plenty of water every day.
Avatar n tn I know this is weird, but the taste of my discharge becomes bitter. After treatment of oral clindamycin and diflucan all my symptoms are relieved, sometimes for along time. I had read an article many yrs ago about chronic BV . I was first diagnosed with BV when I was 20, but I had no symptoms. Most of the time, doctors say they don't see any infection, but treat me any ways for BV because it does relieve my symptoms. I have been on on metrogel, 2 times a week,vaginally.
Avatar n tn I also suspected that i had some form of food/drink allergy and began depriving myself of coffee and alcohol. The end result is that I eliminated coffee and alcohol (as much as i can) and do the nasal spray with the daily claritin and I feel better than I have felt in a long time. Hope this information is helpful to some, if not all of you.
Avatar n tn For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
Avatar n tn There must be a common factor we all have or do. I have reduced and limited my alcohol intake. Does anyone else drink? Can this be a factor?
Avatar n tn The itching , then the scratching causes infection. Use a face cloth applied w/ alcohol and gently rub and soak the infected area it helps and heals as well. I have tried everything and the only thing that keeps it at bay is the rubbing alcohol. At the first sign of a break out apply the alcohol 3 or more time a day. I know they say alcohol is harsh to the skin but so is the rash. Also I have used Antiseptic Skin Cleanser, this helps to dry up the infected areas.
Avatar f tn I used to take Isotretinoin 20mg and Azithromycin(500mg) and a Benzoyl Peroxide based soap and Clindamycin ointment. Recently in my anxiety to get rid of my acne scars, I used Mederma, that cleared my skin but again, I started getting severe acne. So, I took Isotretinoin 20mg and Azithromycin. But it didn't work.Also, I discontinued the Isotretinoin course and took this ointment, Persol Forte ( Benzoyl Peroxide with ppt Sulfur). It made my skin red and pimples worse.
Avatar m tn This is going to be a long post, so get comfy! I'm a recovering alcoholic, pain killer abuser, etc. I've been attending AA/NA meetings and have been clean for 61 days. Here is my story (and how it all relates to an aspirin overdose) The last time I drank I was out of Vicodin (I used to drink and take pain meds, not bright I know... ) and was in a considerable amount of pain. I have been prescribed Vicodin for dental problems after a car accident.
529981 tn?1212853666 Also I have tried, salycylic shampoos, tar shampoos, jojoba oil, AND nothing seems to help. Please help me and my hair. I am a busy college student, who unfortunately does not have the time and money to deal with this.
Avatar n tn So was it four months of Metrogel, Sulfacet, Rezamid and Clindamycin -- or was it just time, or maybe a combination. Who knows. Hope this finds you well and healing.
92903 tn?1309908311 The Elidel acts like a steroid but it isn't nor will it thin the skin or cause steroid rosacea. The Clindamycin and Sulfacet have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, as does the Elidel. If your seb derm is very raw, you may have to knock it down a little with a steroid as much as I hate them. If you have to go this route, don't use the steroid more than a week and then taper off maybe with hydrocortisone for another week while adding the above.
Avatar n tn Tried Protonix for 8 weeks and it only helped the effects on my stomach from the clindamycin. It didn't help the feeling in my throat. Went back to the medical doctor and he said I had Haemophillus Influenza which was thought to be viral but was actually bacterial. He put me on Bactrim. There probably was some kind of infection still lingering in there, but it still felt like something was there, and I know I'm not crazy!! I also had a scope down my throat and they saw nothing abnormal.
Avatar m tn They did a susceptibility test, but did not test many antibiotics. They determined it was susceptible to Clindamycin and Doxycycline. I took Clindamycin for one day, and got diarrhea so I decided to stop. I started taking Doxycycline instead, took it for 10 days, but have not improved. What should I do now? Do I need to wait 10 days to do another test and ask them to test more antibiotics?
Avatar m tn After a few months, I went to a dermatologist, he prescribed me with antiboitic and shampoo and cream and lotion . i used them for 3 month and after i stoppped few one month after I had them back on my scalp and face.
Avatar f tn That means he may have liver damage from either drug and alcohol abuse or something worse like hepatitis C. Has your roommate ever indicated that he WANTS to stop abusing drugs?
Avatar n tn Maybe having 8 beers in one night, once a month. Is it okay for a little alcohol and will there be any side effects for it. Also, this may seem like an extreme question, but has anyone ever become very ill from taking acutane? What is the worst case scenerio from taking acutane? Will drinking a lot of water help to avoid some of the acutane side-effects and can you still work out(lifting weights about 8 hours a week)?
288415 tn?1231634102 I have had the same problem for over three years now. My family doctor told me to swab my ears with a mixture of alcohol and vinegar which gave me some relief for a short period of time. I have been seeing an ENT now, once or twice a week, maybe 8 visits total. We started with antibiotics and drops which worked while I was taking the drops. Then the Doc did a culture and prescibed a new antibiotic, a creame and new drops.
Avatar f tn I literally had to take a leave of absence from work and all I could do was spend most of my time in my bedroom watching TV reruns of old TV shows I found comforting and beading. Oh, and drinking wine. I tried Xanax a couple of times but it made me feel...weird, so I really didn't get into it. But here's the thing; I happened to be reading the side effects of amoxicillin and believe it or not, anxiety is one of them!
948349 tn?1294383837 that's definitely out for me know, there's too much scientific evidence out there that correlates cow's milk to acne. Milk is OUT. I've always been a coffee drinker and I always have cream in my coffee. I quit drinking coffee for those 2 months where my acne was almost clear. I'm going to have to say coffee is OUT... there are so many toxins in coffee anyways. I always have a disturbed sleeping pattern... I read reports a normal bedtime also very very important in making acne better.
Avatar f tn After a change of diet because all this the problem got worst. The water didn't dry me and I was drinking water and eating fruits for the single purpose of creating saliva. I thought that maybe boiling the water created a poisoning reaction, because I was using iron pots with white keramics but scratched in several parts, and the water turned brownish when boiled. Then I stoped drinking tea with boiled water, I puted to the sun to soak.
Avatar n tn I did a liver cleanse and ordered a gold coin grass tincture to soften up any stones in there, and have been drinking gallons of organic apple juice. The pain comes and goes, but I've been on a diet for the past week to try to keep the pain away, I'm not eating red meats or fatty foods. Mostly all fruits and salads and fresh vegetable and fruit juices.
15607012 tn?1442453350 I've also had Amoxicillin in the beginning when they suspected this was just siunitus and I was prescribed Clindamycin by my dentist before having a few teeth removed. I'm having some kind of sexual issue strongly associated with this. I've had to stop doing anything sexual. I can't even think of anything sexual without a very severe reaction. I haven't been in a sexual relationship for nearly a decade, but I did masturbate up until a year ago.
Avatar n tn He gave the Clindamycin vaginal cream for the Strep B and I finished that a couple of weeks ago and it still has not gone away. Had a series of Blood tests done and a stool sample. Blood tests were all normal but the stool sample came back with C-diff in my intestenal track. The medications I took allowed for all the bad bacteria to grow. I was then put on Alinia medication for the C-diff which has helped a great deal and I thought the Strep B would be gone.
Avatar n tn Yeah. Well that's what I hope-related to some kind of yeast thing, and not HPV-which would mean I have to wait until it runs it's course with me. My doctor actually told me to stick with the gold bond if it works, but that's treating the symptoms...sigh. I just had a run of anti biotics after a surgery, wouldn't that take care of any kind of BI/yeast/uti??
Avatar f tn I've decided to radically alter my diet and cut out fat of any description and also to see if not drinking alcohol helps - this has gone on for too long. I'm 58 and have had all of the usual tests for heart and stomach problems, I'm on Ranitadine for a hiatus hernia and Ramapril for high blood pressure. Thanks to all the people who have posted comments, as I said it, helps a lot. God bless you all.
Avatar n tn I will say that yesterday for the first time in a long time I began using the topical cream DUAC prescribed by my Dermatologist for acne. It is 1% clindamycin and 5% benzoyl peroxide, and as I write this it is forefront on my mind that this stuff may be the cause (there has to be an obvious link between my sudden reoccurrance and my recent use of this cream--yesterday). Perhaps some of the ingredients in this stuff are in something you use?
Avatar n tn The other thing I've done that seems to help is that I've stopped drinking soda and eating or drinking anything with lots of sugar in it. I've also stopped eating out . I don't take birth control. I did for about 6 months when this problem first was supposed to control my hormone levels and stop the didn't work. I seem to have outbreaks when my stress level is high. Do you all have high stress jobs?
Avatar n tn I was given an IV antibiotic and then prescribed Ciprofloxacin and Clindamycin for 10 days. I started getting the smell after I started on the antibiotics. I don't know if this has anything to do with it or not. Just thought I would mention it. It seems that so many people have experienced this but no one is returning to this discussion with answers they have gotten from their doctors. Please follow up fellow sufferers!
Avatar n tn I insert a sterilized needle into the center of the cyst and squeze the puss (having alcohol wipes available) wiping it with the alcohol wipes. I use sterile tweezers to squeze the cyst, and I have found that oftentimes, a hard white "head" will come to the surface, which I pull out through the hole whenever possible. This "head" is the duct andI don't have the problem again for quite some time.