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Coniderm Cream


Overview

Introduction of Coniderm Cream

Coniderm Cream is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.

Coniderm Cream is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. To avoid relapse, continue the use of this medicine even if symptoms begin to clear up.

Some of the common side effects include skin irritation, redness or itching at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

Uses of Coniderm Cream

Coniderm Cream side effects

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Coniderm Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Coniderm Cream works

Coniderm Cream is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.

Coniderm Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Coniderm Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Coniderm Cream is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Coniderm Cream?

If you miss a dose of Coniderm Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Coniderm Cream to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Some tips for personal hygiene:
    • Wash your hands with soap before and after applying the cream.
    • Do not share your towel or clothes with anyone. 
    • Wear clean clothes every day to prevent infection.
  • Apply an amount sufficient to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
  • Treatment may be needed for 2 to 6 weeks for skin infections and 6 weeks to 6 months for nail infections.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Coniderm

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Skin infections start from stomach and spreading dowanwards I.e in sex organ and not under our control and also consultant no of skin specialist which are giving fluconazole 150 ,LCZ Tab candid total ointment but no effect of these medicine
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
I think you are having fungal infections, plz visit good skin specialist for proper examination and treatment meanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day for few days
Groins skin peeling off (scrotum part) Cant bear the itch Last time when consulted a doctor, doctor prescribed lullifin cream and tebif 250 mg tablet It did work but i am facing the same issue again How to get rid of it permanently?
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
You are having fungal infections and you should visit skin specialist for proper examination and complete treatment for 3-4 monthsMeanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day for few days
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FAQs

Q. Do you need a prescription for Coniderm?

Yes, you can use Coniderm only as a prescription medicine. This means that you can use this medicine only if your doctor prescribes it to you. You should seek the advice of your doctor regarding the type of skin infection you have and the duration of treatment which is required.

Q. Can I use Coniderm during the day?

Coniderm needs to applied twice daily (morning and night). Whereas, for vaginal infections Coniderm should be used once before bedtime.

Q. Are clotrimazole and Coniderm the same?

No, Clotrimazole and Coniderm are not the same, but uses of both are almost similar. Both Clotrimazole and Coniderm belong to imidazole class of antifungals.

Q. How long does Coniderm take to work?

If you are using Coniderm to treat jock itch, your symptoms should improve over 2 weeks of treatment. Whereas, in case of athlete's foot or ringworm, your symptoms should improve over 4 weeks of treatment. Consult your doctor if your symptoms persist or if your symptoms get worse at any time during your treatment.

Q. Does Coniderm itch or burn?

Coniderm may cause itching and burning on the application site. These side effects are uncommon and occur in very few people. Consult your doctor if burning or itching persists.

Q. How to apply the Coniderm?

Wash the infected area and dry it well. Apply Coniderm onto the infected area and the surrounding skin. Massage it gently onto the affected area. Wash your hands carefully after applying Coniderm to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently. In fact, you should keep a towel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else.

Q. Is Coniderm safe to use in children?

Coniderm cream is generally safe for children if used in the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration of time as directed by the doctor. However, minor side effects may occur which are not bothersome. In case there is a burning sensation and severe itching and redness at the application site, stop the medicine and contact your doctor.

Q. Can I stop the treatment if my symptoms clear up?

No, you should continue the treatment even if symptoms clear up. Continue treatment for 7 days (skin infections) or 10 days (nail infections) after all the symptoms have cleared to prevent them from coming back. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

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