Clotrimazole 1% cream 20g 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 on the genital area as a result of thrush.
Clotrimazole 1% is a topical (for the skin) cream that is intended to be used on fungal infections on the skin. This cream should be used to treat conditions such as thrush, athlete's foot, ringworm, or any other fungal infection that is external on the body. Clotrimazole 1% cream is suitable for anyone who is suffering from a fungal or yeast infection and wants an effective form of treatment.You can help the treatment to work by following these simple self - help tips:
- Although the infected area will itch, try not to scratch. Scratching will damage the surface of the skin and cause the infection to spread further.
- Keep the affected skin clean.
- Pay particular attention to drying the skin, but avoid excessive rubbing.
- Do not share towels, bathmats, etc with other people as you could spread the infection to them.
It's important that to get the best results you use your clotrimazole 1% cream correctly. The cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected area 2 - 3 times daily and rubbed in gently to the affected area.
A strip of cream (½ cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand. Use the cream for candida (thrush) infections for one month for other infections. If the feet are infected, they should be thoroughly washed and dried, especially between the toes, before applying the cream.How does clotrimazole work?
Clotrimazole works by killing the fungus (yeast) that is causing the infection. Once the fungus has be destroyed from the affected area the skin should start to feel healthy and improved. 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.
Pharmacist reviewed 6.11.19
Usage/instructionHow to use Clotrimazole 1% 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.
- If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying the cream.
- Clotrimazole 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. If you have athlete's foot, it may help to use an antifungal dusting powder as well.
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. Clotrimazole 1% cream is for external use only.
If you forget to use Clotrimazole, apply the cream as soon as possible, then continue the rest of your treatment as usual. Do not suddenly stop using Clotrimazole as this may cause the symptoms of the infection to return.
Do not use Clotrimazole 1% cream:
- if you (or your baby if treating nappy rash) are allergic to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (please see leaflet enclosed with your medicine).
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Clotrimazole 1% cream:
- if you have used a cream containing clotrimazole or a similar medicine before and suffered an allergic or unpleasant skin reaction. This may have been a skin rash or itching in the area the cream was applied.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Clotrimazole 1% cream if you are taking any prescribed medicines.
As with other creams, Clotrimazole may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. Consequently, if you are using this cream on the vulva or penis, you should use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, tell your doctor, midwife or pharmacist before using Clotrimazole. If you have informed your doctor or midwife already, follow his/her instructions carefully.
If you or your baby experience an allergic reaction, stop using Clotrimazole and tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.
Signs of an allergic reaction may include:
- Swallowing or breathing problems
- Swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue
- Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint
After you apply the cream you might experience:
- Itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, redness or peeling of skin. This may mean that you are allergic to the cream.
This cream contains clotrimazole 1%.
Also contains: Benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, cetyl esters wax, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol, sorbitan monostearate and purified water.