What is Clotrimazole 1% Cream?
Clotrimazole 1% Cream is an antifungal treatment for fungal skin infections in men, women and children. The cream is applied directly to the infected areas of the skin to quickly kill the fungus, preventing further spread of the infection and relieving unpleasant symptoms such as redness and itching.
Clotrimazole cream is a generic brand of antifungal treatment, containing the same active ingredient as branded treatments such as Canesten Cream, that is manufactured by Mylan and is available in 20g or 50g tubes.
What is Clotrimazole 1% Cream used for?
A range of skin problems can be treated by using this cream, including:
- external thrush
- jock itch
- athletes foot
- nappy rash
- sweat rash
How does Clotrimazole 1% Cream work?
Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent it kills fungus and prevents any further spread of the infection by causing holes to appear in its cell membrane and the contents to leak out. Clotrimazole is rapid-acting, most people will notice a considerable improvement to symptoms of itching and irritation within just a few days.
Clotrimazole 1% Cream alternatives
Clotrimazole cream is for external use only, so those with infections that also affect them internally, such as thrush, will need to ensure they get appropriate treatment for the internal infection such as Canesten Pessary or Canesten Oral Capsule.