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.
Fucidin H cream is a prescription-only antibiotic and steroid combination cream. It contains the active ingredients hydrocortisone 1% (a steroid) and fusidic acid 2% (an antibiotic) to both treat infection and reduce inflammation. It is for use in ezcema and dermatitis where there is also an infection present where it helps to both treat the infection and calm the ezcema. It should not be used for other skin conditions such as rosacea, thrush, impetigo, general infections or cold sores.
Fusidic acid treats the infection by stopping protein production in the infecting bacteria. Without proteins the bacteria are unable to multiply meaning the infection does not spread and can be effectively overcome by your own immune system.
Hydrocortisone is a topical corticosteroid. When infection and irritation is present, the body releases inflammatory chemicals causing redness, itching and swelling. Hydrocortisone halts the release of inflammatory chemicals and subsequently helps to reduce the symptoms of inflammation.
Fudicin H is not as potent (strong) as Fucibet cream, which contains the stronger corticosteroid, betamethasone.
Always wash your hands before using Fucidin H Cream. Rub the medicine gently on the skin.
Unless you are using the cream to treat your hands, always wash your hands after using Fucidin H Cream.
If you accidentally get any medicine in your eye, wash it out with cold water straight away. Then bathe your eye with eyewash if possible. Your eye may sting. If you start to have any problems with your sight or your eye is sore, contact your doctor immediately.
Fucidin H cream should be applied twice daily around 12 hours apart, usually in the morning and evening.
The usual treatment time is up to a maximum of 14 days. Do not use Fucidin H for longer than this. 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.
You can use your first (index) finger to measure how much Fucidin® H Cream to use. Squeeze the cream along your finger from the tip to the first joint as shown in the diagram. This is called a fingertip unit.
The usual number of finger tip units you need to cover different parts of the body is shown on the diagrams in the Patient information Leaflet provided with your medicine. If you need to use a little more or a little less do not worry.
Fucidin H cream contains: Hydrocortisone 1% and Fusidic Acid 2% as the active ingredients.
It also contains: Butylhydroxyanisole (E320), cetyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, potassium sorbate, polysorbate 60, white soft paraffin, all-rac-α-tocopherol, purified water.
Most people use Fucidin H cream without experiencing any adverse effects. However like all medicines, there is a chance of experiencing side effects. These can include:
- Skin irritation (consult your doctor if you think your condition may be getting worse).
- Thinning of the skin
- Loss of pigmentation
- Stretch marks
- Excessive hair growth
- Inflammation of the follicles
These side effects are most common if Fucidin H is used for long peroids of time, applied in skin folds or if the area of skin is covered by a dressing.
You should seek urgent medical attention if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face or throat
- Severe skin rash
Do not use Fucidin H Cream:
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fusidic acid or hydrocortisone acetate.
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the other ingredients in your medicine. You can find a list of these ingredients in section 6 of this leaflet.
To treat a skin condition called acne rosacea. This is redness and inflammation over your nose and cheeks. Ask your doctor if you are unsure.
To treat a skin condition called perioral dermatitis. This is a red spotty rash around your mouth or chin.
To treat skin conditions caused by tuberculosis or syphilis.
To treat skin conditions caused only by bacteria, such as boils or spots.
To treat a skin condition caused by a virus, such as cold sores or chickenpox.
To treat a skin condition caused by a fungus, such as athlete’s foot.
Take special care with Fucidin® H Cream:
If you are going to use this medicine near your eyes or the eyes of a child. If the cream gets into the eye, this may lead to glaucoma.
If you use the cream over a long time or in large amounts it may make the chance of getting any side effects higher. Also your skin may get more sensitive to this medicine.
You must not use the medicine for a long time on your face.
Unless your doctor has told you to, you must not use Fucidin H Cream on open wounds or sensitive areas such as the nostrils, ears, lips or genitals.
Unless your doctor has told you to, you must not use Fucidin H Cream on thin skin, skin ulcers, broken veins or acne.
Adrenal suppression may occur. Signs are tiredness, depression and anxiety. This can be reversed by stopping Fucidin H Cream.
Treatment should be stopped after 7 days if your skin has not improved after using Fucidin H cream.
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. Tracking is available on all orders.
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.
We ensure all deliveries 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.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.