Crotorax HC Cream

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Medicine Overview of Crotorax HC Cream

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Uses of Crotamiton Topical

Crotamiton Topical is used in the treatment of scabies.
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Side effects of Crotamiton Topical

Common

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

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How to use Crotamiton Topical

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 HC Cream works

Crotamiton belongs to the class of medications called as scabicidal drugs. It works by killing the mite that causes scabies. It is also anti-pruritic in action. It acts as a counter-irritant, producing a cooling effect as it evaporates from the skin, thereby providing relief from itching.
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Uses of Hydrocortisone Topical

Hydrocortisone Topical is used in the treatment of Allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Hydrocortisone Topical

Common

Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis.

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How to use Hydrocortisone Topical

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 HC Cream works

Hydrocortisone topical belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that are responsible for pain and swelling.

In Depth Information on Crotorax HC Cream

Expert advice for Crotamiton Topical

  • Exercise caution if your child is less than 3 years of age, apply the cream or lotion under doctor’s supervision.
  • Do not apply crotamiton topical in or around the mouth or eyes. If applied accidently, rinse thoroughly with water. 
  • After each application, change the clothing, towels and bed sheets to facilitate killing of all the mites.
  • Take a cleansing bath after 48 hours of the last application to remove the traces of the medication from the skin.
  • Stop applying crotamiton if you develop any allergic reaction.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding and or having genital itching.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to crotamiton or any of its ingredients.
  • It sholud not given to patients with acute exudative dermatoses (red and itchy skin with pus). 
  • It sholud not given to patients with damaged or excoriated skin.

Expert advice for Hydrocortisone Topical

  • Exercise caution if you are an elderly patient, or undergoing extended hydrocortisone therapy or if you have heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure and recurrent fits.
  • Do not apply plasters or dressings over the cream unless suggested by your doctor.
  • Avoid direct contact on the face, near your eyes and mouth, anal or genital areas or any other body parts with skin folds or thin skin. In case of direct contact of this medication with the eyes, nose, mouth, anal or vaginal area, immediately rinse with water.
  • Consult your doctor before using in children <10 years. 
  • Do not use hydrocortisone topical for a duration more than 7 days unless prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do consult your doctor, if the skin condition does not improve after application at prescribed dose and duration.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you have acne or infected or broken skin.
  • Do not use if you are suffering from bacterial infection such as impetigo (red sores on the face), viral infections such as cold sores or fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.
Warnings
Special precautions for Crotorax HC Cream
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Crotorax HC Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Crotorax HC Cream is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
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Driving
SAFE
Crotorax HC Cream does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Crotora
x HC Cream in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Crotorax HC Cream

Frequently asked questions for Crotamiton Topical

Q. Is crotamiton over the counter?
No. Crotamiton is available with prescription of registered medical practitioner only
Q. Is crotamiton a steroid/an antihistamine?
Crotamiton is neither a steroid nor an antihistamine
Q. Is crotamiton topical safe?
Crotamiton topical is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Frequently asked questions for Hydrocortisone Topical

Q. Is hydrocortisone topical safe?
Hydrocortisone topical is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is hydrocortisone topical good for ringworm, cold sores, haemorrhoids, scars or burns?
No. Hydrocortisone topical is contraindicated in any condition where the skin is infected or inflamed or has an open wound
Q. Does hydrocortisone topical help in eczema, acne, hives, dry skin and thrush?
Hydrocortisone topical relieves the itching associated with eczema and local swelling and itching associated with hives. It should not be used in acne, dry skin and thrush.

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