What is Eurax Cream and when is it used?
Eurax cream is used to relieve itching and skin irritation associated with a number of different symptoms such as:
- Insect bites or stings
- Nettle rash
- Heat rash
- Eczema or dermatitis
- Chicken pox and scabies
How will it treat my symptoms?
The active substance is used to relieve itching (pruritis). It is not fully understood how it works, but each application should provide relief from itching for 6 to 10 hours. It’s particularly useful for relieving itching that can persist after scabies has been treated with an antiparasitic medicine.
What causes itchy skin (pruritis)?
There are a number of possible causes of itchy skin, including:
- Dry skin – Usually results from older age or environmental factors such as long-term use of air conditioning or central heating, and washing or bathing too much.
- Skin conditions and rashes – The itching usually affects specific areas and is accompanied by other signs, such as red, irritated skin or bumps and blisters
- Internal diseases – Skin may look otherwise normal except for the repeatedly scratched areas
- Irritation and allergic reactions – wool, chemicals, soaps and other substances can irritate the skin and cause itching.
Can I use this cream if I’m pregnant?
Eurax Cream should not be used if you are pregnant. If you are breastfeeding, you should only use this product if specifically recommended by a doctor. Do not use any medication without speaking to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What is the recommended dosage of this treatment?
Apply to the affected area 2-3 times daily. Irritation will be relieved for 6 to 10 hours. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. Eurax can be used for children, for children under the age of 3 you should consult your doctor before use and do not apply more than once a day.
Can I buy Eurax Cream Over the Counter?
You do not need a prescription for Eurax 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 this product is the best choice for you.
When should Eurax Cream not be used?
Eurax Cream is not suitable for use by children under the age of 3 unless specifically recommended by a doctor. Do not use this product if you are allergic to Crotamiton or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not use this cream in or around the eyes, on broken skin, inflamed skin, open wounds, or on weeping skin conditions. If you are suffering with genital itching, only use this product under the direction of your doctor.
How should I store this treatment?
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25 degrees and make sure that you do not use this treatment after the expiry date given on the end of the packaging.
Does Eurax Cream cause any side effects?
Like all medication, Eurax Cream can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Itchy skin
- Contact dermatitis
- Skin reddening
- Skin irritation
- Swelling of the arms, hands, legs, feet, face, tongue, mouth, throat, eyes, or neck, which may cause breathing difficulties
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist immediately.
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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