Cleocin T Gel is a prescription strength antibiotic that is applied topically to help clear up acne by slowing or stopping the growth of the bacteria that causes it. Acne can occur at any age, but those aged 12-25 are the ones that experience more acne outbreaks due to the increase in hormones which causes more natural oils being produced, called sebum. This sebum can mix with dirt and dead skin cells and plug your pores which can cause inflammation.
The bacteria responsible for acne are Propionibacteria acnes (P. acnes) and they thrive on the excess oil. Regular washing is not enough to get to the P. acnes. Consult your doctor about using Cleocin T Gel or generic Clindamycin. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
When applied to the affected area as directed, Cleocin T Gel is absorbed into your skin cells, including your pores where the bacteria are feeding, growing, and multiplying. Cleocin T Gel interferes with the bacteria’s ability to make essential proteins that they need in order to be able to grow and replicate. It may take several weeks before you notice that the inflammation has decreased and your skin has started to clear. Cleocin T Gel is not cure for acne, but it is an effective treatment that will take care of the bacteria, redness, and inflammation.
We all have sebaceous glands just beneath our skin surface that provide sebum through tiny pores as a way to keep our skin smooth and supple. We also have beneficial bacteria that live in and on our body that don’t usually cause any problems. Our bodies are basically their food source as they help to digest our food and feed on the oils we secrete. However, when hormone levels rise, the sebum production rises with it. The bacteria increase their numbers due to the abundant food source and a perfect environment to continue to multiply. Your pores become clogged and the fatty acid waste from the bacteria irritates the pore lining, causing redness and swelling.
Ask your doctor if Cleocin T Gel is safe to apply while you are pregnant, if you become pregnant, or if you are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have with your doctor and list any OTC or Rx medications you are taking, including herbal remedies and vitamin supplements. Your doctor can then determine if Cleocin T Gel is the best choice for you. Be careful not to get Cleocin T Gel in your eyes, nose or mouth. Flush with cool tap water right away if this happens.
Cleocin T Gel should not be used by anyone younger than 12 years of age. Follow the treatment time period as recommended by your doctor in order to achieve the best results. Do not share Cleocin T Gel with others because you do not know if there may be an allergic reaction. Be patient and do not apply more often than instructed. Treating acne is important in order to avoid possible scarring that it can leave behind. Popping pimples is definitely not recommended as it can leave the pore open to infection and eventually cause a pock mark.