Fucidin cream can be purchased online to treat infected eczema or dermatitis that has been previously diagnosed and treated by your doctor. It is an antibiotic cream containing fusidic acid 2% that specifically treats infected eczema a seven day course.
Fucidin cream is suitable for treating simple infected ezcema or dermatitis. If there is also irritation or redness, it may be more appropriate to use Fucidin H cream which also contains a steroid (hydrocortisone) to help ease any inflammation.
Fucidin cream is an antibiotic cream used to treat infected areas of ezcema and dermatitis. Infections can occur commonly in conditions such as ezcema where the skin becomes dry, cracked and damaged allowing bacteria to penetrate easily. Fucidin cream can quickly treat infections like this in seven days.
Fucidin cream should only be used to treat infected areas of ezcema or dermatitis that have previously been diagnosed by a doctor and have returned with similar symptoms. Fucidin cream is not suitable to purchase online to treat other infections or skin conditions and may not be effective in treating these conditions.
Please note, if your infection does not improve, or gets worse, after using Fucidin cream for three days you should see your doctor for further treatment.
Fucidin cream should not be used to treat infections in children under 18 without seeing your doctor face-to-face.
How to apply Fucidin cream
- Always wash your hands before and after using Fucidin cream
- Apply a small amount of Fucidin cream to the area of infected ezcema three to four times daily
- Do not cover the area that is being treated with a dressing
- Apply the cream for seven days. You should complete the course even if you think the infection has healed.
If your infection does not improve after using Fucidin cream for three days, you should see your doctor for further advice.
Fucidin cream contains fusidic acid 2% as the active ingredient.
It also contains the following inactive ingredients: butylhydroxyanisole (E320), cetyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, polysorbate 60, potassium sorbate, purified water, all-rac-α-tocopherol, hydrochloric acid and white soft paraffin.
Fucidin cream can cause side effects though these normally only appear in a very small minority of patients. If you suffer from side effects whilst using Fucidin cream they may include:
- Pain, burning, irritation, stinging or redness at the site of application
- Rash or hives
- Skin swelling or blistering
A very small minority of people may be allergic to Fucidin cream or one of the ingredients. If you experience any of the following symptoms you should seek medical attention immediately:
- Swelling of the face, throat, lips or tongue.
- Severe rash or itching.
- Wheezing or difficulty breathing.
Always ensure you read the patient information leaflet with Fucidin before using the cream.
You should not use Fucidin cream:
- If you are allergic to fusidic acid or any of the other ingredients.
- If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
- In large quantities or for long periods of time.
Fucidin cream is unlikley to cause an interaction with any medicines you are taking.
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We always aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours of them being received, if we are unable to meet this
high standard for whatever reason we will always contact you to advise you of the delay.
We offer free UK standard delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
- Standard Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
- Express Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
- Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
- Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45
The cut-off for same day dispatch of orders is 4pm. Orders processed after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Orders are dispatched Monday - Friday. Orders will not be processed on weekends or bank holidays.
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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.
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