What is Canesten Cream Used For?

what is Canesten cream used for?

Canesten clotrimazole cream is a medication used to treat fungal skin infections such as fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It also serves as a vaginal cream for women suffering from vaginal dryness. It contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which helps to kill the fungus and clear up the infection. Canesten cream is available over-the-counter without a prescription. It can treat fungal infections, including athlete's foot, jock itch, and vaginal yeast infections.

Fungal skin infections and possible side effects

However, you should be aware that there are two kinds of Canesten cream. The internal cream and the external cream. In both cases, you should apply the cream thinly to eliminate fungal infection and skin rash.

Although Canesten cream is generally safe and effective, there are some potential side effects you should be aware of before using it, especially if you have a serious allergic reaction to clotrimazole cream. These include skin irritation, burning, and itching. Overall, Canesten cream is an effective treatment for fungal infections and can be used safely by most people. However, you should speak to a healthcare professional, doctor or pharmacist for advice if you have any concerns about using this medication.

Where do Canesten Cream most effective?

Canesten is an effective antifungal cream that helps treat fungal infections such as athlete's foot, ringworm, and jock itch. It contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which works by killing the fungi that cause these infections. Canesten is available without a prescription from your pharmacist or doctor. If you have any of these fungal infections, make sure to wash and dry the affected area thoroughly before applying Canesten. You should also use the cream between your toes for the athlete's foot.

Apply a thin layer of cream over the affected area and surrounding skin twice daily for two weeks. Make sure to wash your hands after each application. If you experience any irritation, discontinue use and consult your healthcare professional.

What is Canesten Plus?

For more severe fungal skin infections, Canesten Plus is available, which contains both clotrimazole and hydrocortisone. This can help to relieve the itching and irritation associated with these infections.

When inflammation is present, the use of Canesten Plus cream is recommended to treat dermatophyte and yeast skin infections. This includes illnesses such as fungal skin infection (dermatitis), intertrigo, and diaper rash caused by Candida.

What are the adverse reactions to using Canesten Cream?

A sensation of stinging or burning in the area that is being treated is the adverse effect that occurs most frequently. When used for the first time, it can aggravate some people's skin, and some may even have mild allergic reactions (such as itching or redness).

Final words

Canesten cream, like any other antifungal medication, is a treatment that can eliminate or halt the growth of pathogenic fungi, which are the organisms responsible for illnesses. Antimycotic agents is another name for these substances.

Antifungal drugs treat fungal infections that can damage many organs, including the skin, nails, and lungs. There are fungal infections that can be cured in a matter of weeks. Others could require treatment for several months. It is possible to develop resistance to antifungal medications if you use them for an extended time or if you do not finish the medicine your doctor prescribed.

If you experience these side effects, you should stop using the cream and speak to a healthcare professional. After all, they are the ones who have a better understanding of various medications. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

At Welzo, we offer several kinds of Canesten Creams,

  • Canesten Combi, internal and external cream, view here.
  • Canesten Combi Pack, pessary and external cream, view here.
  • Canesten Thrush 2% Cream, external thrush cream, view here.

To learn more about how to treat fungal infections, see our information page here. Or, if you would like to view additional thrush medications, click here.

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