What is Lamisil Cream?
Lamisil Cream is a treatment for fungal skin infections athlete’s foot and jock itch. Lamisil Cream treats the cause of infection while relieving the itching and burning sensations that go with it. Works fast to provide relief when you need it most.
What is athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection which occurs in the skin of your feet, usually starting between the toes. When the fungi which naturally live on your skin are given a warm, moist environment, they can infect your skin with athlete’s foot. This usually happens if your feet sweat a lot and you wear shoes that are too tight.
How does Lamisil Cream treat athlete’s foot?
Lamisil Cream contains the active ingredient terbinafine hydrochloride, which works as an antifungal agent. This means it targets the fungi which cause athlete’s foot, treating the cause of infection while also relieving itching and burning.
How to use Lamisil Cream.
Before using Lamisil Cream, wash and dry the affected area thoroughly and wash your hands. Apply a small amount of cream, just enough to cover the affected area with a thin layer and rub in gently. Do this once a day for one week. When you have finished applying Lamisil Cream, wash your hands.
When should Lamisil Cream not be used?
Lamisil Cream is not suitable for use by those under the age of 16. Do not use Lamisil Cream on your face and do not get cream into your eyes. Do not use Lamisil Cream if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients.
Like all medicines, Lamisil Cream can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:
- Skin peeling
- Skin Lesions
- Skin colour changes
- Pain and irritation in the area of application
If you experience these or any other side effects, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. Another thing you can do is report the side effect using the MHRA's Yellow Card Scheme. For more information, see the Yellow Card website.
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.
Does this product treat Pityriasis Versicolor?
Pityriasis versicolor, sometimes called tinea versicolor, is a common condition that causes small patches of skin to become scaly and discoloured.
Treatment for tinea versicolor may include: Medicine applied to the skin: This is the most common treatment. There are anti-fungal shampoos, soaps, creams, and lotions that can keep the yeast under control. The active ingredient in these medicines is often selenium (Selsun) & ketoconazole (Nizoral)
Does Lamisil At 1% Cream treat Pityriasis Versicolor?
Lamisil AT 1% Cream contains the active ingredient terbinafine hydrochloride which is an antifungal used to treat fungal skin infection such as:
- Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) – Athlete’s foot appears only on the feet (usually both, but not always), usually in between the toes.
- Dhobie itch/jock itch (tinea cruris) – Dhobie itch appears in the groin and inner thigh area, usually on both sides but often with one side more than the other, where it can spread further between the legs to the buttocks, or up towards the stomach.
It cannot be used for treating Pityriasis Versicolor.
Would I need a 15g or 7.5g tube of Lamisil cream to treat both men's UK size 6 feet for 7 days?
I have a fungal infection problem on legs, shins and hands. I am already on Fluconazole 50mg for next 28 days, can I also use Lamisil cream to speed up healing?
Lamisil AT is only licensed for soothing relief of itching and burning of Athlete's foot.
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