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Crotorax Cream


Overview

Introduction

Crotorax Cream is an antipruritics and scabicides medicine. It is used to treat scabies, a condition where tiny insects infest and irritate your skin. It works by killing the mites and their eggs. It is also used to relieve itching and skin irritation.

Your doctor will explain how to use Crotorax Cream and how much you need. Read the instructions that come with the medicine to make sure you use it correctly. Generally, it is applied to your whole body except your head, mouth, eyes and face. Your skin should be clean, dry and cool before using it. You should take a cleansing bath after 48 hours of the last application to remove the traces of the medication from the skin. After each application, change your clothes, towels and bed sheets to stop the spread of infection.

The most common side effects include mild burning, stinging or tingling where the medicine is applied. Most side effects are usually mild and not everyone gets them. Sometimes itching may last for a few weeks after treating scabies. This is probably an allergic reaction to dead mites and not a sign that the treatment has failed.

Before using it, you should ask your doctor’s advice if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Crotorax Cream

Side effects of Crotorax Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Crotorax

  • Erythematous rash
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Erythematous rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Dry skin
    Use mild cleansing creams or soaps rather than harsh or perfumed ones. Use warm water (not hot) and do not spend too long in the bath or shower. Long bathing hours or using harsh soaps can wash away natural oils. Dry your skin gently with a towel and apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Do not use alcohol-based products on your skin. Choose clothing fabrics that will not irritate your skin.
  • Coping with Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
    Massaging the numb area can help improve blood flow and provide relief. Try warming your hands and feet if they are cold. In case they are hot, try cooling them down. Get plenty of rest as lack of proper sleep may worsen the condition. Reducing stress, avoiding alcohol, exercising regularly, and getting enough vitamins and nutrients through your diet can also make you feel better.

How to use Crotorax 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 Crotorax Cream works

Crotamiton belongs to two classes of medicines called antipruritics and scabicides. It works by killing the mites, which cause scabies.
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Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Crotorax 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Crotorax Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Crotorax Cream via licking.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Crotorax Cream?

If you miss a dose of Crotorax Cream, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Crotorax Cream is prescribed for the treatment of scabies( a condition where tiny insects infest and irritate your skin). 
  • It should be used as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor. 
  • Avoid getting it in your eyes, nose or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
  • Apply a thin layer of medicine all over the body and leave it for 24-48 hours before taking a bath or shower. 
  • Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine.
  • If the condition persists after 14 days of treatment then the doctor may suggest another treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Anilide Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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I got itching on my whole body and mainly on penis and scrotum ,on penis and scrotum i got red bumps on that my doctor prescribed me scabies and give me crotorax lotion to use on whole body I used it on penis too but it very cooling and it's irritating
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Have u used permithrin before
I have psoriasis and scabies both Using clop s oilment is it OK??
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
For scabies, hhmite cream from neck to feet at night single application
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FAQs

Q. What is Crotorax used for?

Crotorax is used to treat scabies and to relieve itching and skin irritation associated with sunburn, dry eczema (type of itchy skin rash), dermatitis (red and itchy skin), allergic rashes, hives, nettle rash, chickenpox, heat rashes, personal itching, insect bites and stings.

Q. How should Crotorax be applied?

You should remove all of the make-up. Wash your hands and the affected area and gently dry. Put a thin layer of Crotorax cream on the affected skin, using your fingertips. Apply it to the entire area affected by acne, not just each spot. Remember, it is important to wash your hands before and after applying Crotorax.

Q. Should Crotorax be left on overnight?

At the beginning of the treatment, Crotorax is usually used once daily in the evening. The area should not be washed after applying Crotorax. Leave it overnight unless you experience irritation. However, if you experience irritation, consult your doctor.

Q. What should prompt me to discontinue Crotorax?

If you experience severe local irritation, which means severe redness, dryness and itching and stinging/burning sensation, discontinue the medicine and consult the doctor.

Q. What precautions should be followed while applying Crotorax?

Use Crotorax only on your skin. Keep it away from your eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth and inside of the nose. If the medicine comes in contact with any of these areas, wash the affected area with water immediately. Avoid using Crotorax on scratched or eroded skin and open wounds. Take care when using Crotorax on sensitive areas of skin such as your neck. This is because Crotorax can make your skin more sensitive to the harmful effects of the sunlight. So, avoid the use of sunbeds/lamps and minimize the time you spend in the sun. You should use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while using Crotorax. Avoid contact with hair as Crotorax has strong bleaching properties. Consult your doctor for any other query related to Crotorax.

Q. How often should I apply Crotorax?

The initial dose is preferably once daily in the evening. Later, the doctor will gradually increase the dose to twice daily (most probably morning and evening) depending upon the requirement.

Q. How long does Crotorax take to show its effects?

You may see an improvement after 4-6 weeks of treatment. You may need to use this treatment for a longer duration to gain maximum benefit. Do not worry, this is normal for acne treatments. If your acne does not get better after 1 month or if it gets worse, talk to your doctor immediately.

Q. When can I apply moisturizer, before or after Crotorax?

You may apply moisturizer an hour after applying Crotorax. Consult your doctor in case of any doubt or concern.

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References

  1. Robertson DB, Maibach HI. Dermatologic Pharmacology. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 1054.
  2. Crotamiton. Brentford Middlesex: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare; 1997 [revised 28 Feb. 2017]. [Access]ed on 3 Apr. 2019 (online) Available from:External Link
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16th Floor, Godrej BKC, Plot – C, “G” Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400 051, India
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