CLOTRIMAZOLE AL 1% dermatophytes, yeasts Cream
Active substance: clotrimazole.
It is used for skin fungal infections caused by dermatophytes, yeasts (e.g. Candida species), molds and others, such as Malassezia furfur, as well as infections caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum. These can manifest themselves as mycoses of the feet, mycoses of the skin and skin folds, pityriasis versicolor, erythrasma, and superficial candidiasis. Contains cetostearyl alcohol
For risks and side effects, read the leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
ALIUD PHARMA® GmbH, PO Box 1380, 89146 Laichingen.
CLOTRIMAZOLE AL 1% cream For fungal infections of the skin • With proven active ingredient clotrimazole • For the treatment of superficial fungal infections.
(Mycoses) of the feet and the skin/skin folds
• For regular external use
, treat skin fungus early and consistently
Up to 15% of adults in Germany suffer from athlete's foot. Mushrooms lurk everywhere where it is damp and warm. Skin folds are also affected particularly frequently. If the skin is injured or cracked, fungi can penetrate, multiply rapidly and spread further from there. The most common complaints are itching, redness, burning, skin changes and inflammation. Since fungal infections rarely heal by themselves and are unpleasant, the affected region should be treated with clotrimazole at the first suspicion and the fungus thus contained. Because the longer a fungus goes unnoticed, the more complex the treatment becomes. Although skin fungus is rarely dangerous, it is contagious and often recurs. For regular use on the skin, CLOTRIMAZOLE AL has proven itself for years and is well tolerated.
There are different active substances for the treatment of a fungal infection of the skin. Clotrimazole has been used successfully as an antifungal for years. During the growth phase of the fungus, clotrimazole attacks its cell membrane, which becomes leaky as a result. As a result, the fungus loses the ability to reproduce and eventually dies. Many mycoses can be treated in this way.
Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, CLOTRIMAZOLE AL 1% cream is consistently applied thinly to the diseased areas 2 to 3 times a day and rubbed in. A small amount of CLOTRIMAZOLE AL 1% cream is usually sufficient. Regular and sufficiently long use of CLOTRIMAZOLE AL 1% cream is important for the success of the treatment. The duration of treatment depends, among other things, on the extent and the affected region. In order to achieve complete healing and to prevent recurrences, treatment with CLOTRIMAZOLE AL 1% cream should not be discontinued after the acute symptoms have subsided, but should be continued for at least 4 weeks. In the case of athlete's foot, treatment should be continued for about 2 weeks after all symptoms have disappeared, despite rapid subjective improvement.
Athlete's foot - a frequent guest
Fungi like it warm and humid. Infection often occurs in saunas, swimming pools or other communal sanitary areas. However, not every contact immediately leads to an infection. Wearing slippers and regular foot hygiene can prevent infection. If athlete's foot nevertheless occurs, CLOTRIMAZOLE AL can help with the treatment.
Increased risk of fungal infections Some people are at higher risk of fungal infections. These include people with an inherited susceptibility, the elderly, people with poor circulation, or those who are overweight. Diabetic or chronically ill people get sick more easily. Put on the right clothes.
Airy clothes made of breathable materials such as cotton, silk or linen are beneficial for a healthy skin climate. Changing clothes and shoes regularly can also prevent fungal diseases. On the other hand, synthetic materials, in which heat and sweat accumulate, promote the development of skin fungi. At the first suspicion, the skin should be treated consistently with clotrimazole.
Frequently asked questions and answers
How long can CLOTRIMAZOLE AL 1% cream keep after opening?
CLOTRIMAZOL AL 1% cream must not be used after the expiry date stated on the tube.
What if treatment with CLOTRIMAZOLE AL 1% cream is not enough?
If you have the impression that the effect of CLOTRIMAZOL AL 1% Cream is too weak or that the fungus is spreading further, you should consult a doctor.
How can a fungal infection be prevented?
There are a few rules of conduct that should be observed to prevent this. In shared sanitary facilities, wearing slippers prevents contact with athlete's foot - at home it helps not to share towels and to wash your hands thoroughly. Anyone who is prone to fungal infections should definitely make sure that their skin is thoroughly dried and cared for, especially in skin folds.
When can treatment with CLOTRIMAZOLE AL 1% cream be stopped?
Regular and sufficiently long use of the cream is important for the success of the treatment. The duration of treatment depends, among other things, on the diseased skin region and the extent of the skin fungus infestation.