What is Clotrimazole Cream and when is it used?
Clotrimazole is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush. Please note that it cannot be used for a nappy rash. This pack includes 3 x 20g tubes.
What are Fluconazole Capsules?
Fluconazole Capsules are a form of treatment that helps to provide relief for fungal conditions such as thrush. It belongs to a class of drugs called azole antifungals and works by stopping the growth of certain types of fungus. This means that Fluconazole eases thrush by targeting the source of infection, working quickly and effectively to provide relief.
How will it treat my symptoms
When Clotrimazole is applied to the infected area of skin it works by destroying the fungus or yeast which has caused the infection. Fluconazole destroys the infection by going straight to the source of the fungus.
Can I buy Clotrimazole and Fluconazole Duo Thrush Treatment Pack x3 Over the Counter?
You can buy certain pack sizes and doses over the counter in the UK. You don’t need a prescription to buy this dose, but a pharmacist will need to ensure the treatment is suitable and safe for you.
What causes Thrush?
Thrush is usually caused by the yeast fungus candida. This yeast lives harmlessly on the skin and in the vagina. Typical symptoms include itching and soreness, discharge, pain during sex and stinging.
Does Clotrimazole Cream cause any side effects?
Clotrimazole is not known to interact with any other 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.
Do the Fluconazole Capsules have any side effects?
Like all medicines, Fluconazole can have side effects, although not everybody will get them. Stop using this product and seek medical advice immediately if you experience any symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, which include:
- Wheezing, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest
- Swelling of the face, throat, eyelids, or lips
- Itching, redness of the skin, itchy red spots
- Skin rash
- Severe skin reactions, such as rashes that cause blistering that can affect the mouth and tongue
- Signs of liver problems, e.g. tiredness, loss of appetite, vomiting, yellowing of skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
- Signs of adrenal problems, e.g. tiredness, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain
- A headache
- Stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, vomiting, feeling sick
- Increase in blood tests of liver function
If you experience these or any other side effects while taking Fluconazole, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about the reporting of side effects caused by medication, please see the MHRA's Yellow Card website.
What is the recommended dosage of this treatment?
For Clotrimazole, the method of use is as follows:
- 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 gently.
- A strip of cream (1/2 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. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend one.
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.
For Fluconazole, the recommended dosage is as follows:
- Take a single capsule with a glass of water. The treatment should work within a few days.
How should I store these treatments?
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children, store in a cool dry place.
Why do I need to fill in an online questionnaire to buy this product?
Some over the counter medicines are only allowed to be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist. Clotrimazole Cream is one of these medicines.
Just like when you buy this medicine in a high street or local pharmacy, the pharmacist will need to ask you a few questions. This is a legal requirement for selling this type of medicine.
You may not always realise when your local pharmacist asks you the required questions, as this can sometimes be done subtly. When sold online, we need to make sure our pharmacists have all the information they need to ensure this treatment is right for you.
Simply fill in the short questionnaire and add the product to cart. Then proceed to checkout.
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How to beat thrush this summer
What is fluconazole and how does it treat thrush?
So, your doctor has recommended fluconazole and you’re heading to the pharmacy to get your hands on some, but what is this medication?
If you like to know everything there is to know about your medication before you take it then you’ve come to the right place.
Let’s take a look at what fluconazole is, what it’s used for, and when you should be using it.
What is oral thrush?
If you’ve got white patches on your tongue and your mouth is feeling sore and red, then you could be dealing with a charming fungal infection called oral thrush.
Oral thrush is a pretty common infection that can affect men, women, and children, so if you’re worried that a member of your family could be suffering with this one, then you’ve come to the right place!
Let’s have a look at what makes oral thrush the thoroughly lovely infection it is.
Everything you need to know about thrush in men
If things are feeling a little itchy in your private area, then it might be a something a little more serious than just the everyday need to scratch.
You could be suffering with male thrush, which can leave you feeling itchy, uncomfortable, and more than a little irritated.
Don’t let thrush get you down, we’ve written this guide to tell you all you need to know about male thrush and how you can get rid of it.
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.
Why can I buy some medicines without a prescription but not others?
Ever wondered why you can buy paracetamol in the shop but not antibiotics?
Although shops and supermarkets are allowed to stock everyday medicines like paracetamol, there is a huge list of other medicines that you can only get from your local pharmacy and some you can only get with a prescription from your doctor.
If you’ve ever wondered why there are different rules for different medications, you’ve come to the right place.
We’re going to take a look at the different kinds of medications and why they have to be sold the way they do.
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.
Is this product for thrush internally?
Clotrimazole cream 1% is used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush.
Fluconazole is used to treat a fungal infection called vaginal thrush (in women), and associated candidal balanitis (in men).
Could you tell me please the quantity in each pack of clotrimazole cream?
This pack includes 3 x 20g tubes.
I have itching, redness and irritation as well. Will the cream and tablet help.
Please read the guide on thrush from the NHS https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/thrush-in-men-and-women/
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