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Canesten Hydrocortisone can be used to treat athletes foot and fungal sweat rash when there are additional symptoms of inflammation (such as swelling, redness and itching).Canesten Hydrocortisone contains Clotrimazole and Hydrocortisone Clotrimazole is one of a group of medicines called imidazole antifungals, which are used to treat fungal skin infections. Hydrocortisone is a mild steroid, which reduces swelling, redness and itching associated with inflammation of the skin.Fungal infections are very common and affect many people. Two of the most common fungal skin infections are athletes foot and sweat rash. Sweat rash is caused by candida, a yeast-like fungus that usually lives har mlessly on our skin. However, the natural balance that normally keeps this fungus under control can be upset by factors such as sweating, tight or synthetic clothing and cosmetic preparations such as bath additives. When levels of the yeast increase, the skin can develop the following symptoms: persistent burning and itching, soreness, a variety of red patches or blemishes as well as a softened and soggy appearance. Sweat rash can appear anywhere on the body, but is more likely to occur where folds of skin rub against each other, such as: under the breasts, under arms, around the groin and also on the back. Athletes foot is caused by another sort of fungus that usually lives harmlessly on our skin and in our environment. The natural balance that normally keeps this fungus under control can be upset by factors such as damp moist conditions. This could happen, for example, through regularly wearing training shoes that keep the feet hot and sweaty. Under these circumstances the fungus can become troublesome and the following symptoms may develop: itching or burning sensation, redness between the toes, left untreated this may develop into cracked and flaking skin between the toes, or on the soles of the feet. If you are unsure whether you have either of these conditions, speak to your pharmacist or doctor.
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|Warnings||If you have a fungal infection without specific symptoms of inflammation, an antifungal medicine without hydrocortisone may be more appropriate. on areas of broken skin on large areas of skin for longer than 7 days if you have previously had a reaction to any of the ingredients in Canesten Hydrocortisone to treat a cold sore or acne on your face, eyes, mouth or mucous membranes on any untreated bacterial skin infections such as syphilis or tuberculosis on vaccination reactions on shingles, chicken pox or rosaceaAlso, unless it has been prescribed by a doctor, you should not use Canesten Hydrocortisone: in children under 10 years if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby. in the vagina or on the vulva on the penis or scrotum around the anus on ringworm on areas of skin affected by eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. If you are unsure about any of these restrictions speak to your doctor or pharmacist. As with other medicines, Canesten Hydrocortisone may cause side effects in some people: You may experience a mild burning or irritation immediately after applying the cream. If this is intolerable, stop treatment and ask your doctor for advice. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the cream. If you are allergic reaction may appear as a rash, itching nausea, faintness or facial swelling. If you experience any of thes effects, tell your doctor immediately. You may experience skin reactions such as broken veins, excess, hair growth, stretch marks, thinning of skin, whitening of the skin, secondary infections or an acne like rash if you apply the cream to a large area or under a dressing, and/or you use the cream for more than 2 weeks. Treatment should be limited to 7 days unless advised otherwise by your doctor.If your symptoms get worse or you feel you are reacting badly to this medicine in any other way, consult your doctor. You can help the treatment to work if you follow these simple self-help tips: Although the infected area will itch, try not to scratch. Scratching will damage the surface of the skin and may cause the infection to spread further. Keep affected skin areas clean and dry, but avoid excessive rubbing. Do not share towels/bath mats etc with other people as you could spread the infection to them. Always wash your hands after treating the infection to prevent it spreading. If you have athletes foot: Remember to dry the skin between the toes thoroughly. Wash your socks, stockings or tights thoroughly in hot water to remove any shed skin or fungal spores. Change your footwear daily if possible.|
|Ingredients||1 w/w of the active ingredients Clotrimazole and HydrocortisoneIt also contains: benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, triceteareth-4 phosphate, medium chain triglycerides and purified water.|