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Care Clotrimazole 1% Cream

Provides relief from swelling and irritation caused by fungal infections

Care Clotrimazole 1% Cream BP is a topical cream for the treatment of skin infections.

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For the treatment of candidal vulvitis and candida balanitis
All ages
Suitable for children, adults and the elderly
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20g cream

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Clotrimazole 1% w/w Cream. For the treatment of skin infections due to dermatophytes (e.g. trycophyton species), yeasts (e.g. candida species), moulds and other fungi. These include ringworm (tinea) infections, paronychia, pityriasis versicolor, erythrasma and intertrigo, as well as fungal nappy rash, candidal vulvitis and candidal balanitis. Contains Clotrimazole. Always read the label.

Directions for use

Dosage:

Adult, children and elderly:

Apply to the affected area two or three times daily

Dermatophyte infections: treat for at least one month

Candida infections: treat for at least two weeks

Route of administration:

Directly applied to the affected area.

A physician should be consulted if symptoms do not improve within 7 days.

 

NOTE: Clotrimazole Cream may cause damage to latex contraceptives. It is advised to use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.

 

 

Self Care Advice

Things to ease discomfort and prevent thrush returning:

  • Use water and emollient instead of soap to wash the genitals, including partners if needed
  • Dry the affected area properly after washing
  • Wear cotton underwear
  • Avoid sex until thrush has cleared up
  • Use a condom to help stop it spreading
  • Take showers instead of baths

FAQs

What is thrush?

Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects men and women. It's usually harmless but it can be uncomfortable and keep coming back. It isn't classed as a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

What are the symptoms of thrush?

Thrush symptoms in women
  • White discharge (like cottage cheese), which doesn't usually smell
  • Itching and irritation around the vagina
  • Soreness and stinging during sex or when peeing
  Thrush symptoms in men
  • Irritation, burning and redness around the head of the penis and under the foreskin
  • A white discharge (like cottage cheese)
  • An unpleasant smell
  • Difficulty pulling back the foreskin
 

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by adults, the elderly and children. Only to be used during pregnancy when advised by a doctor. Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Do not use if sensitive to any of the ingredients in this cream.

Did you know?

Thrush is not classed as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but can be triggered by sex and sometimes passed on through sex.

Thrush is caused by a fungus called candida that is normally harmless.

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/thrush-in-men-and-women/