What Clotrimazole Cream is used for:
The active substance is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole 1% cream 20g belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an anti-fungal agent which fights the cause of fungal skin infections. Clotrimazole is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush. When Clotrimazole is applied to the infected area of skin it works by destroying the fungus or yeast which has caused the infection.
If you are unsure whether you (or your baby if treating nappy rash) have one of these fungal skin infections, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.
How to use Clotrimazole Cream:
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. If you purchased this product without a prescription, follow these directions closely.
Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press.
Canstan should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas, two or three times daily and rubbed in gently.
A strip of cream (½ cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand.
The duration of the treatment depends upon the type of infection. Use the cream for at least two weeks for candida (thrush) infections or at least one month for other infections.
The symptoms of skin infection such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment although signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.