Fucidin H Cream

Fucidin H Cream (30g )

Order before 4pm for delivery from Thu. 27 Jul.

Description for Fucidin H Cream

Fucidin H cream can be purchased online from The Independent Pharmacy to treat infected eczema. Fucidin H contains a combination of an antibiotic (fusidic acid) and a steriod (hydrocortisone) to not only treat infection but also effectively reduce inflammation. All you need to do is fill in a short health questionnaire that is checked by one of our UK prescribers and your treatment can be dispatched to you quickly and easily.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Fucidin H cream is a combination medicine used to treat skin conditions that have become infected. It contains two active ingredients, both of which having different functions. First, it contains an antibiotic (fusidic acid). This will treat the infection. The second ingredient, hydrocortisone, effectively reduces the associated inflammation and swelling. Fucidin H cream is available from The Independent Pharmacy following a simple online consultation.

Fusidic acid is an antibiotic medicine. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections by inhibiting the bacteria’s ability to multiply. Fusidic acid doesn’t actively kill the bacteria itself. However, once their ability to multiply has been hindered, the remaining bacteria will either die off or be killed by the body’s immune system. When skin conditions, such as eczema or dermatitis become infected, creams containing fusidic acid will provide effective treatment.

Hydrocortisone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. When skin comes into contact with an irritant or allergen, it can result in inflammation. This is caused by a chemical release within the body that causes the blood vessels in the affected area to dilate (widen). This results in the surrounding skin becoming sore, itchy, and painful. Corticosteroids, such as hydrocortisone, inhibits the body’s inflammation response by reducing the aforementioned chemical release. Hydrocortisone is a mild corticosteroid compared to alternatives, such as betamethasone.

During an eczema flare-up, the affected skin will be more vulnerable to infection. In most cases, these infections are caused by the staphylococcus bacteria. Infected eczema can appear golden and crusty, or can ooze with pus.  

There are steps you can take that will prevent eczema from becoming infected. It is important to treat any flare-up as soon as possible, ensuring the affected skin is well moisturised, as well as using a steroid cream when appropriate. Also, try to avoid known irritants and resist the urge to itch the affected area. Scratching could cause the skin to split, leaving the wound open to infection. 

Psoriasis is another dry skin condition that may require treatment. The condition will present as dry, scaly skin, which will likely cause discomfort and irritation. Psoriasis can affect anywhere on the body, though the most commonly affected areas are the scalp, hands, feet, knees, and elbows. Psoriasis is thought to occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly targets healthy skin cells. Flare-ups of psoriasis can be triggered by stress, injury, hormonal changes, binge drinking, smoking, or as a reaction to certain medicines. Like with eczema, areas of skin affected by psoriasis will be more prone to infection. If an infection is present, a combination treatment, such as Fucidin H Cream will likely be prescribed.

Fusidic acid is an effective treatment for infected dermatitis. However, it shouldn’t be used for longer than two weeks. After this point, the medicine is less likely to be effective and you will be at a higher risk of suffering side effects.

Non-Prescription Alternatives for Eczema can include;

Moisturisers and emollients

Bath and Shower Gels

Cotton Gloves (To keep from scratching)

Antihistamine tablets (To ease the itching)

Adults should apply Fucidin to the affected areas twice daily. If possible, leave 12 hours between applications. For use in children or those under the age of 18 years, we recommend they see a Doctor.

Spread a thin layer of cream onto the affected area(s) of skin. The amount of medicine advised for each part of the body is indicated in fingertip units on the diagram above.

Fucidin H Cream normally starts to produce an improvement in symptoms within a couple of days. Fucidin H Cream can be used for up to two weeks, however, if no improvement is seen after seven days you should discontinue use and see your doctor. Using the cream for longer than 2 weeks increases the chance that bacteria will become resistant to it and it will be ineffective in the future.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Fucidin H cream, however, if you do they can include:

An itching or burning sensation on the affected area

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredients contained in Fucidin H are:

Fusidic acid and Hydrocortisone acetate

Fucidin H also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Butylhydroxyanisole (E320), cetyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, potassium sorbate, polysorbate 60, all-rac-a-tocopherol, water, white soft paraffin

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

This medicine is unsuitable for you if you are allergic to any of the cream’s ingredients.

Fucidin H cream should not be used on any of the following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Perioral dermatitis (a rash around the mouth)
  • Viral infections (e.g. cold sores, herpes, chicken pox)
  • Bacterial infections which are unrelated to dermatitis
  • Fungal infections (e.g. thrush, athlete’s foot)
  • Rosacea (a flushing of the skin around the nose)
  • Perioral dermatitis (a rash around the mouth/chin)
  • Conditions caused by syphilis or tuberculosis
  • Open wounds
  • Broken veins

Fucidin H cream can be used for up to two weeks, however, if no improvement is seen after seven days you should discontinue use and see your doctor. Using the cream for longer than 2 weeks increases the chance that bacteria will become resistant to it and it will be ineffective in the future.

Take care when using Fucidin H over large areas or anywhere on the face, especially near the eyes. Do not use Fucidin H on sensitive areas of skin such as the lips or genitals unless advised to do so by your GP.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take


We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.



We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Fucidin H Cream contain and what is it used for?

    Fucidin H Cream contains fusidic acid 2% and hydrocortisone 1%. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that helps to kill bacteria that cause infections. Hydrocortisone is a steroid that helps to reduce redness, itching and inflammation.

    Fucidin H Cream is used for cases where the skin is inflamed but there is also an infection present. This is usually in cases of infected eczema.

  • How do I use Fucidin H Cream?

    Adults should apply Fucidin H Cream to the affected areas twice daily. For use in children or those under the age of 18 years, we recommend they see a Doctor.

    You should rub a thin layer gently onto the affected skin. The unit of measurement for creams and ointments applied to the body is the Finger Tip Unit (FTU). One FTU is the amount of cream from the edge of the nail to the first crease of the finger. The diagram below shows how many FTUs are needed to cover different areas of the body.


    Fucidin H Cream can be covered with a dressing if the area is proving to be difficult to treat. Placing a clean dressing on the area overnight would be sufficient to see an improvement.

    Fucidin H Cream normally starts to produce an improvement in symptoms within a couple of days. Fucidin H Cream can be used for up to two weeks, however, if no improvement is seen after seven days you should discontinue use and see your doctor. Using the cream for longer than 2 weeks increases the chance that bacteria will become resistant to it and it will be ineffective in the future.

    Leave Fucidin H Cream to soak in for 30 minutes before applying other moisturisers or creams to ensure it is fully absorbed and not diluted.

    The tube and its contents should be discarded after 3 months of opening. Do not throw medicines away in the household rubbish. They should be taken to any pharmacy free of charge where they will be disposed of responsibly.

  • Can I use other Eczema treatments with Fucidin H Cream?

    You can combine Fucidin H Cream with your normal emollient eczema treatments to keep your skin hydrated and to prevent further irritation from drying and cracking. Fucidin H Cream should not be used with any other steroid or antibiotic creams, as it may cause irritation to your skin and produce side effects.

  • Why can I only buy two tubes of Fucidin H Cream online at one time?

    Fucidin H Cream is a prescription-strength treatment for infected eczema. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of two tubes of treatment at one time. Fucidin H Cream is normally not used for more than 7-10 days, therefore two tubes should be more than sufficient for complete treatment of a large area. 

  • Is Fucidin H Cream available for next - day delivery?

    Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Fucidin H Cream is available for next-day delivery.

  • Is it safe to buy Fucidin H Cream online?

    Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Fucidin H Cream online.

    The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.

    All of our eczema treatments are supplied by the same UK-based wholesalers used by the large high-street chains.

  • How do I buy Fucidin H Cream online?

    It’s simple!

    Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.

    You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Fucidin H Cream to you. It only takes about three minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door.

  • Does Fucidin H Cream interact with other medication?

    Fucidin H Cream is well tolerated – there is no known interaction between Fucidin H Cream and other medication. If you should experience any undesired effects when taking this medication with another, please tell us and we would be happy to report it for you. You should not use Fucidin H Cream with any other creams that contain fusidic acid or other steroids such as betamethasone, hydrocortisone or clobetasone.

  • What are the advantages of buying Fucidin H Cream online?

    There are many advantages to buying eczema treatments online, some include:

    • It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Fucidin H Cream and other eczema treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
  • Can I use Fucidin H cream while I am pregnant?

    It is not recommended to use Fucidin H Cream while pregnant. This is because animal studies have shown that the active corticosteroid (hydrocortisone) can cause harm to unborn babies.

    Discuss with your doctor whether your personal benefits of Fucidin H Cream outweigh these risks.

    Fucidin H Cream can be used by mothers who are breastfeeding, as long as the cream is not applied directly to the breast.

  • Is Fucidin H Cream right for you?

    Do not use Fucidin H Cream:

    • If you are allergic to any of its ingredients
    • If you suffer from rosacea (a condition causing redness of the face and cheeks)
    • On spots around the chin or mouth
    • For skin infections which are not associated with outbreaks of eczema
    • To treat acne
  • What are the side effects of Fucidin H Cream?

    As Fucidin H Cream is applied only to infected areas and only used for short courses of up to two weeks, the side effects are usually limited to the site of application.

    These can include skin irritation, worsening of eczema, redness, itching and stinging. These only occur in approximately 1 in 10,000 people

  • How do I stop my Eczema from reocurring?

    After treatment with Fucidin H Cream, the infection should have cleared and eczema started to get better or calmed down completely.

    To stop eczema outbreaks from re-occurring it is important to moisturise the skin regularly. Cosmetic moisturisers may have perfumes or colours added to them that can irritate the skin or encourage eczema. Most medical moisturisers (emollients) tend to be colour- and scent-free.

    Emollients such as Dermol, Doublebase, Diprobase and Balneum all form a thin layer on the surface of the skin and prevent moisture loss. They are available as ointments, creams, lotions and bath additives.

    Ointments tend to last longer but can be more 'greasy'.

    Creams are absorbed easily but don’t tend to moisturise as well as ointments.

    Lotions are great for hairy skin or for larger surface areas.

    For further information on the different types of emollients available and when best to use them, visit our dedicated section on Eczema Treatments.

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