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About Canesten 1% Solution
Canesten Solution is an anti-fungal formula offering successful treatment of fungal infections that affect the skin as well as the mid and outer ear.
Buy Canesten Solution online today from The Independent Pharmacy and get fast, reliable delivery of your treatment without the need to leave your home.
Canesten Solution Information
What is Canesten Solution?
Canesten Solution contains the active ingredient clotrimazole. A fast-acting, effective anti-fungal treatment used to fight infections of the skin and ear, helping to ease itching and soothe your skin.
Each 20 ml bottle comes with a convenient dropper, making applications to your skin and ears easy and precise, minimising mess and spills.
What is Canesten Solution used for?
Fungal infections are caused by certain types of yeast or fungi that can cause itching, redness, irritation and breakdown of the skin on the body as well as the middle and outer ear.
Canesten Solution has been specifically designed with a dropper tip to treat fungal skin infections such as:
- Middle and outer ear infections
- Athletes foot
- Fungal intertrigo, which affects the skin folds
How does Canesten Solution work?
The active ingredient in Canesten Solution, clotrimazole, is an antifungal agent that kills certain types of fungus that affect the skin by causing the fungal cells to become leaky and die. Applying Canesten Solution to the affected areas of the skin allows the clotrimazole to get to work quickly, targeting the source of infection.
How quickly does Canesten Solution work?
Canesten Solution gets to work quickly. Most people will feel their skin feeling less itchy and looking less red within 48 hours. It may, however, take longer for flaky or scaly skin to properly heal.
You must continue treating the infected areas of skin, including infected ears for 2 weeks after all symptoms have cleared. This is to ensure that you do not become reinfected and symptoms reappear.
Alternatives to Canesten Solution
Fungal skin and ear infections are not uncommon and therefore at The Independent Pharmacy, we aim to make it our priority to stock products that suit our valued customer’s needs.
If Canesten Solution is not right for you, EarCalm Spray is an alternative treatment that can be used to treat both fungal and bacterial ear infections.
If you are unsure about what is the right treatment for you, you should discuss your treatment options with a pharmacist or doctor before using any medication.
Canesten Solution warnings
- Canesten Solution is for external use only. Do not swallow and avoid contact with your eyes.
- Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
- You should not use Canesten Solution with Sofradex Drops as this can cause a heat reaction to occur.
Canesten Solution in pregnancy & breastfeeding
Do not use Canesten Solution if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without first discussing this with a doctor, pharmacist or midwife.
How to use Canesten Solution
Canesten Solution is for external use only for the treatment of fungal ear and skin infections. Please follow the instructions carefully and read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before use.
For ear infections: Put 2 -3 drops in each affected ear 2 - 3 times a day.
For skin infections:
- Using clean, dry hands, apply a few drops of solution to all affected areas of the skin. You should use enough solution to create a thin layer. Apply 2 - 3 times a day.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after each use.
For athlete's foot:
- Wash and dry your feet thoroughly, taking special care between the toes.
- Apply enough solution to create a thin layer over the affected areas, 2 - 3 times a day.
- For best results use at the same time as an antifungal powder.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after use.
Continue to treat any affected areas of skin for at least 2 weeks after all your symptoms have cleared. Some people may require daily treatment for up to 4 weeks.
Canesten Solution ingredients
Canesten Solution active ingredient: 1% clotrimazole
The other ingredient is: macrogol 400
Canesten Solution side effects
Some people may develop side effects or an allergic reaction when using Canesten Solution. This will normally happen very soon after it has been applied. If you develop a rash, difficulty breathing or facial swelling attend an emergency department as soon as possible.
After Canesten Solution is applied you may experience:
- Peeling of the skin
If you are concerned about any side effects you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet for more information about side effects.