|Canesten HC||clotrimazole/hydrocortisone||Brand||United Kingdom||10mg/11.2mg||30g Cream||DR||$28.62||Add|
|Canesten HC||clotrimazole/hydrocortisone||Brand||United Kingdom||10mg/11.2mg||30g Cream X 3||DR||$64.40||Add|
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Canesten HC (clotrimazole, hydrocortisone) is a topical treatment for skin infections which involve both fungus and inflammation symptoms. It can be used on patients of all ages, but special care is required when using in infants or young children.
This product contains two active ingredients:
Many fungal infections do involve inflammation, however, making Canesten HC a nearly perfect treatment. It can be used to combat:
In the majority of cases Canesten HC, if used as directed, will clear up the above within one week of starting treatment.
Using Canesten HC
Canesten HC comes as a cream, and use is very similar in the vast majority of cases:
As important as knowing how to use the cream is knowing what not to do with it; avoid:
Canesten HC is readily absorbed by broken skin and mucous membranes, which can cause significantly more serious side effects. This is also a risk if applying it to large areas of the body and covering it with an airtight dressing. These risk factors are especially important for very young patients; still-developing bodies are much more vulnerable to negative side effects. While adults can often get away with such practices, care should be taken to avoid them in young patients.
If the infection is not fully cleared in 7 days, use should continue with an antifungal-only medication. Excessive use of corticosteroids can lead to adrenocortical suppression, again particularly in young patients. If inflammation symptoms continue to persist along with the infection after 7 days a doctor should be consulted; it's possible the infection is not fungal.
In the majority of cases, however, the infection will be fully cleared up before day 7. As a general rule, Canesten HC should be applied for one day following the absence of symptoms, to ensure all traces of fungus are destroyed. Most patients notice significant relief after the first one or two applications.
Without attention to detail fungal infections can be notoriously difficult to treat. In addition to an antifungal medication, care should be taken to avoid re-infection and/or infecting others. Depending on where the infection is located, patients should:
If using Canesten HC on the groin, be aware that it can dissolve latex. Alternative methods of birth control should be utilized for the duration of treatment. If both partners have a fungal infection of the groin, simultaneous treatment is best; otherwise one could re-infect the other.