Canesten HC cream What is it used for?Skin infections caused by yeasts (eg Candida), dermatophytes (eg Trichophyton, Tinea), moulds and other fungi, such as those listed below, when rapid relief from inflammation and itching is also needed: Athlete's foot (tinea pedis).
(This cream should be used in combination with another medicine that treats the infection inside your vagina ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice about which products to use.) Inflammation of the penis and/or foreskin (candidal balanitis) caused by infection with Candida albicans (also known as thrush). How does it work? contains two active ingredients, clotrimazole and hydrocortisone. Clotrimazole is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid medicine that is applied to the skin to relieve the symptoms of inflammation. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW Clotrimazole kills fungi and yeasts by interfering with their cell membranes. It works by stopping the fungi from producing a substance called ergosterol, which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes. The disruption in production of ergosterol causes holes to appear in the fungal cell membrane. The cell membranes of fungi are vital oakley sunglasses best price for their survival. They keep unwanted oakleys for men substances from entering the cells and stop the contents of the cells from leaking out. As clotrimazole causes holes to appear in the cell membranes, essential constituents of the fungal cells can leak out. This kills the fungi and treats the infection. Clotrimazole cream is used to treat a wide range of skin infections caused by fungi. These include infections with dermatophytes such as tinea, eg ringworm (tinea corporis), athlete's foot buy oakleys online (tinea pedis), and jock itch (tinea cruris) and infections with yeasts such as candida, eg fungal nappy rash, sweat rash, or thrush affecting the outside of the vagina (vulva and labia) or the end of the penis. Hydrocortisone reduces skin inflammation by stopping skin cells from producing various inflammation causing chemicals that are normally released when the skin reacts to irritation. These inflammation causing chemicals include prostaglandins and various other inflammatory substances. They cause blood vessels to widen and other inflammatory substances to arrive, resulting in the affected area of skin becoming red, swollen and itchy. By preventing these inflammatory chemicals from being released in the skin, hydrocortisone reduces inflammation and relieves its related symptoms such as redness cheap womens oakley sunglasses and itchiness. The combination of medicines in is used to treat fungal skin infections when rapid relief from the symptoms of inflammation, such as itching, is also needed. If the infection is still present after this time treatment can be continued with steroid free Canesten cream. If you are using to treat vaginal thrush it will only relieve the external symptoms of the infection, such as itching, inflammation and soreness. It won't treat infection inside your vagina, and so should be used in combination with a thrush treatment that does, for example clotrimazole pessaries or cream that are inserted into the vagina, or an antifungal medicine taken by mouth. Your doctor or pharmacist can advise you about which products to use. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW Warning! is for external use only. If you are using this cream to treat the vagina or penis you should use an alternative method of contraception for at least five days after using the cream, or preferably avoid having sex until after the infection has cleared up. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further advice. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Pregnancy and breastfeedingCertain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine. This medicine is not expected to be absorbed into the bloodstream in significant amounts with short term use on small areas of skin. However, it should only be used during pregnancy if considered essential by your doctor. If it is prescribed by your doctor it should not be used on large areas of skin, underneath airtight dressings, or for prolonged periods of time. However, it should only be used during breastfeeding if considered essential by your doctor. If it is prescribed by your doctor it should not be used on large areas of skin, underneath airtight dressings or for prolonged periods of time. If it is applied to the breasts it should be washed off carefully before breastfeeding and then reapplied afterwards. Side effectsMedicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine.
Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist. How can this medicine affect other medicines?When applied to unbroken skin clotrimazole and hydrocortisone are not known to affect any other medicines.
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