What is fucidin cream used for jock itch?
Fucidin® H cream works by: The antibiotic killing germs (bacteria) that causes infections. The corticosteroid reducing any swelling, redness or itchiness of your skin. It is used to treat: • Conditions where the skin is inflamed (eczema or dermatitis) and infected, or might become infected, by germs (bacteria).
Is fucidin h an antifungal?
Fucidin H Cream contains the active ingredients hydrocortisone 1%, which is an anti-inflammatory steroid, and fusidic acid 2%, which treats most common bacterial infections of the skin. It is not active against fungal skin infections.
What is the best antibiotic for jock itch?
A doctor may prescribe medication for severe jock itch. Here are some of the options: oral medications like fluconazole (Diflucan) or itraconazole (Sporanox) topicals like oxiconazole (Oxistat) or econazole (Ecoza)
Can I pass jock itch to my wife?
The fungus that causes jock itch can be easily spread between people. Sexual contact and skin-to-skin contact can spread the fungus from the groin area to other body parts and trigger infections elsewhere, too.
How do you know when jock itch is gone?
How do I know when I am cured of jock itch? When the skin returns to normal (redness, itching, burning and flaking cease), a person is cured of jock itch.
Can a pharmacist prescribe fucidin cream?
Fucidin cream is only available on prescription, which means you cannot buy Fucidin cream over the counter in the UK. You will need a doctor or pharmacist to prescribe it for you after a medical consultation.
How long does fucidin H take to work?
The usual treatment time is up to 2 weeks. Ask your doctor before using this medicine for any longer. You should notice your skin improve after just a few days of using the cream. If there is no improvement after 7 days you should stop using the cream and go back to your doctor.
What happens if jock itch is left untreated?
If you have untreated jock itch, it can be transmitted to others. In many cases, tinea infections can be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) topical creams. These creams can be applied for two to four weeks to ease symptoms and kill the overgrowth of tinea fungus.