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.
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.
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 fungal nappy rash.
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.
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.
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:
If you experience any other side effects, contact your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist straight away.
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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