What is Eurax HC Cream?
Eurax HC Cream is a mild hydrocortisone cream used to reduce itching and inflammation in your skin. This non-greasy formula is perfect for those who find that their skin reacts to certain soaps, detergents, types of jewellery, or other things it comes into contact with. It helps to reduce the itching sensation, keeping you from falling into that itch-scratch cycle that can irritate your inflamed skin even more.
What causes skin inflammation and itching?
There are several reasons why your skin could be inflamed or itchy. Some of the most common causes of inflammation include:
Insect bites or stings
Prickly heat rash
How will Eurax HC Cream help to ease my inflamed skin?
Eurax HC Cream contains two active ingredients which work together to reduce inflammation and itching. The first is hydrocortisone 0.25%, which is a corticosteroid, a type of medication that helps to reduce the chemicals released in your skin when it’s inflamed, reducing inflammation that way. The second ingredient is crotamiton 10%, which helps to relieve itching quickly and reduces the urge to scratch. Be keeping you from scratching, this cream helps to prevent further skin damage and reduces your chances of secondary infection.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
You should not use Eurax HC Cream during your pregnancy or if you’re breastfeeding unless your doctor has specifically told you to do so. If you think you could benefit from using this product ask your doctor whether they agree that it’s right for you.
How to use this product
Use a small amount of Eurax HC Cream on a small area of skin. Do this twice a day for best results. Do not cover the treated areas with dressings or bandages. If your skin condition has not improved after 7 days of use you should ask your doctor for advice.
When should this cream not be used?
Eurax HC Cream is not suitable for use in children under the age of 10. Do not use this product if you are allergic to hydrocortisone, crotamiton, or any of the other listed ingredients. This cream is for external use only, avoid contact with your eyes, mouth, genitals, anus, or any other sensitive areas. Do not apply to weeping or damaged skin, especially open wounds. This product is not suitable for those who have cold sores, acne, or athlete’s foot.
Does Eurax Hydrocortisone Cream have any side effects?
Like all medications, Eurax HC Cream can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include symptoms of irritation where you’ve applied the product, such as:
Contact allergic skin reactions
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store his product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U 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.
Active ingredients: Crotamiton 10.0% w/w, Hydrocortisone 0.25% w/w
Other ingredients: Stearyl alcohol, White soft paraffin, Polyoxyl 40 stearate, Propyl hydroxybenzoate, Propylene glycol, Methyl hydroxybenzoate, Perfume Givaudan No. 45, Sulphuric acid, Purified water
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