What is Canesten Athlete’s Foot Cream?
Canesten Athlete’s Foot Cream is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial cream which helps to fight the cause of athlete’s foot. It provides long-lasting relief which can help to prevent the athlete’s foot from returning once the initial infection has cleared.
What is athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that affects your feet. It can be caused by wearing tight-fitting shoes or having sweaty feet, which give the fungi that cause athlete’s foot the perfect environment to grow. People suffering from athlete’s foot will normally develop a red, itchy rash that starts between your toes, you may also see blisters or ulcers in the affected area.
How will Canesten Athlete’s Foot Cream treat my athlete’s foot?
Canesten Athlete’s Foot Cream contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is part of a group of medicines called imidazoles. It fights the bacteria and fungi which cause athlete’s foot, working to treat the infection and stop it from coming back.
Can I use this cream if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. You may need to change how you use this product to be sure that it will be safe for both you and your baby. Always follow their instructions carefully while using this product.
Can I use this product to treat a fungal nail infection?
Although fungal nail infections and athlete’s foot are similar, you should not use this product to treat nail infections. If you are suffering from a nail or scalp infection, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist, they will be able to recommend a suitable course of treatment.
How to use Canesten Athlete’s Foot Cream.
Wash and dry your feet thoroughly before using Canesten Athlete’s Foot Cream, making sure to wash and dry between the toes. You will need about ½ a centimetre of cream to treat an area that is the same size as your hand. Apply the cream thinly and evenly to the affected area and rub in gently, do this two or three times a day. Continue treatment for at least one month to prevent re-infection.
When should Canesten Athlete’s Foot Cream not be used?
Do not use Canesten Athlete’s Foot Cream if you are allergic to clotrimazole, cetostearyl, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not use this product to treat nail or scalp infections. For external use only. Do not put this cream into your mouth or swallow it. If you accidentally swallow this product, seek medical attention straight away, taking the product and its packaging with you. If you accidentally get this product into your mouth or eyes, rinse right away with cool water and speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Does this product have side effects?
Like all medicines, Canesten Athlete’s Foot Cream can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. You may see symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as:
- Swallowing or breathing problems
- Swelling of the lips, face, throat, or tongue
- Weakness, dizziness, or feeling faint
If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using Canesten Athlete’s Foot Cream and seek medical advice right away. Other side effects of this product include:
- Redness or peeling of the skin
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card website.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place that is below 25 degrees C. Store in the original packaging, and do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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.
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