What is Canesten Cream?
Canesten Cream is a treatment for fungal skin infections, such as nappy rash. It helps to relieve symptoms of itching and irritation by tackling the cause of fungal infections. It’s sensitive enough to be used on your baby’s bottom when they’re suffering from nappy rash but strong enough to provide effective relief from irritation.
What are fungal skin infections, such as fungal nappy rash?
Fungal skin infections can happen when the fungus which everyone has on their skin is given the right environment to grow. This happens in warm, damp places, like the inside of a tight-fitting shoe or in a baby’s nappy. It causes a rash which can itch and sting, making you or your baby feel irritated.
How does Canesten Cream treat a nappy rash or other fungal skin infections?
Canesten Cream uses the active ingredient Clotrimazole, which is part of a group of medicines called imidazoles. Clotrimazole is an anti-fungal treatment which fights the fungi and bacteria which cause fungal infections, such as a fungal nappy rash.
How to use Canesten Cream.
Apply a thin and even layer of Canesten Cream to the affected area two or three times every day and massage in gently. You will need around ½ a centimetre of cream for an area as big as your hand. If you are using Canesten Cream on your feet, make sure to wash and dry them thoroughly before applying, especially between your toes.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Canesten Cream, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Canesten Cream is the best choice for you.
When should Canesten Cream not be used?
Do not use Canesten Cream if you or your baby are allergic to clotrimazole or any of the other listed ingredients. Canesten Cream is not suitable for use on nail or scalp infections. Canesten Cream can reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives such as condoms or diaphragms. If you are using Canesten Cream on your vulva or penis, use an alternative method of protection for at least 5 days after using this product.
Like all medicines, Canesten Cream may have side effects, although you may not experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, you may be having an allergic reaction and should stop using Canesten Cream immediately and seek medical help. These reactions are:
- Swallowing or breathing problems
- Swelling of your lips, face, throat, or tongue
- Weakness, feeling dizzy or feeling faint
If you experience any other side effects, contact your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist straight away. Also, if you experience any side effects, then you can report it using the MHRA Yellow Card scheme. To do this, go to the Yellow Card website.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
- The cream contains Clotrimazole 2mg (1% w/w). It also contains benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 6, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water.
Have I got Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) or Thrush?
Thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis are common infections that can make your intimate area feel less than friendly.
If you’re struggling with an infection, you’re going to want to get rid of it fast, if only so you can lose the annoying itching!
But how can you tell the difference between these two very similar infections? Let’s find out the facts and see what makes them so different.
Your Guide To Thrush When Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing but sometimes you can have troubling problems which make this special bonding time with your baby a lot more complicated.
One problem you may encounter while breastfeeding is thrush, which can affect both mother and baby, making breastfeeding uncomfortable or even painful.
If you’re a breastfeeding parent who is worried about thrush, this guide will help you to learn everything you need to know about thrush and how it can affect breastfeeding.
What If I Get Thrush When I'm Pregnant?
If you’re pregnant you’re probably getting used to all of the strange changes that are happening to your body, but if you’re feeling an itching, burning sensation in your intimate area the cause could be more than just pregnancy.
You could be dealing with vaginal thrush, which can make your pregnancy a whole lot more uncomfortable than it needs to be. So just sit back, relax, and read up on what you can do to get rid of that thrush and get back to enjoying your pregnancy.
What Is Thrush?
You’ve probably heard of thrush or yeast infections, but what are they really?
If you’re not sure, and you’ve found yourself with an unpleasant itching sensation in your genital area, you could be wondering if thrush is to blame.
Luckily, yeast infections can be pretty easy to spot, so let’s see if we can answer some of your questions about all things thrush.
Hi, I cut my leg shaving and the bleeding has not stopped over 24 hours later despite the wound being shallow. Is there any cream I should use or should I let it heal naturally.
Please try using Vaseline petroleum jelly to stem the bleeding. Although 24 hours it should have clot and advise you seek medical attention
Iâ€™m not sure if I have thrush my bf has got it does this help with thrush ?
Yes this can be used for thrush, however they do a canestan thrush cream 2%, which would be more suitable for this. Thank you
Is this cream suitable for fungal acne (malassezia follucitis)?
This cream works similarly to the way an antibiotic does. This is by basically destroying the infection cause, which will be yeast or a fungus. Applying the cream directly to the affected area will help relieve the symptoms of the infection.
I am currently taking cefalexin for mastitis. Can I use Canesten thrush products whilst breastfeeding?
Mastitis is when your breast becomes red, hot and painful.
It's most common in breastfeeding women, but women who are not breastfeeding and men can also get it.
If you are breastfeeding it is important to get medical advice from your doctor before taking Canesten oral capsule. Fluconazole passes into breast milk. A single dose of 150mg is generally considered to be safe to take by mothers who are a nursing a full-term infant
Can this be used to treat balanitis?
Balanitis is a skin irritation on the head of the penis that can affect men and boys.
It's not usually serious, but you should see your GP if you think you or your son has balanitis.
If a yeast infection is causing balanitis, clotrimazole can be used
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