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Introduction

Decaderm Cream is a combination medicine used in the treatment of various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching by acting against the infection-causing microorganisms.

Decaderm Cream is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied only to the affected areas of the skin with clean and dry hands. Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine. If it gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine. If your condition does not improve or gets worse, you should talk to your doctor.

This is usually a safe medicine, however, it may cause burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. These side effects are usually mild and self-limiting. Serious side effects are rare. You must consult the doctor if you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.).

Before using this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use this medicine with proper consultation and caution. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine and consult the doctor about this condition. During the course of the treatment, do not touch or scratch the infected skin areas as this may worsen or spread the infection.

Uses of Decaderm Cream

Benefits of Decaderm Cream

In Skin infections

Decaderm Cream is a combination of medicines used to treat skin infections caused by microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. It kills and stops the growth of infection causing microorganisms, thereby clearing the infection and relieving the symptoms. It also blocks the release of chemicals that cause symptoms such as itching, redness and swelling. Therefore this medicine relieves the inflammation due to these infections.
You should use Decaderm Cream for as long as it is prescribed, even if your symptoms disappear, otherwise they may come back. Depending on the type of infection you are treating, this may be several weeks. Even after your infection is completely cured, you may have to apply it occasionally to prevent the symptoms from returning.

Side effects of Decaderm 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 Decaderm

  • Thinning of skin
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Decaderm 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 Decaderm Cream works

Decaderm Cream is a combination of five medicines: Clobetasol, Gentamicin, Clotrimazole, Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) and Tolnaftate. Clobetasol is a steroid. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Gentamicin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria that cause skin infections. Clotrimazole and Tolnaftate are antifungal medications which specifically stop the growth of fungi on skin. Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is an antibiotic with additional antifungal action. It works by preventing the growth and multiplication of the both bacteria and fungi. This treats your skin infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Decaderm 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
Decaderm Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • Decaderm Cream may take several weeks to show its action. Keep using it as suggested by your doctor.
  • Wash your skin with a mild cleanser and pat it dry before applying Decaderm Cream.
  • Apply it as a thin layer onto clean, dry, unbroken skin affected by infection.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
  • It is advisable not to touch or scratch the infected area as it can worsen the situation.

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Patient Concerns

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I have skin fungal infections tell me the medicins
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Plz visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment meanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day for few days
I am regularly using the cream cosmelite But now due to a fungal infection i have to use a antifungal cream fungicros So So i want to know whether i can apply the cream cosmelite after fungicros
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pls tell me which part of body have fungal infections
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FAQs

Q. How to use Decaderm Cream?

Follow the directions given by the doctor. Apply the medication thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected areas. Decaderm Cream is usually applied two or three times a day. Wash your hands after using Decaderm Cream, unless it is used for treating skin infection on the hands.

Q. Can I overuse Decaderm Cream?

No, do not overuse $ame for long periods or on large areas of skin. It can result in over-absorption of the medicine into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Decaderm Cream?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Decaderm Cream when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Decaderm Cream and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What precautions need to be taken while using Decaderm Cream?

$ame should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer than the advised period of time. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated. This will increase the absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side effects. This medicine should only be used by the patient and never be given it to other people, even if their condition appears to be the same.

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References

  1. Dermifree Cream (Clobetasol Topical 0.05% + Gentamycin 0.1% + Tolnafate 1% + Iodochlorhydroxyquinoline 1% + Clotrimazole 1%) [Product Information]. Mumbai, India: Healing Pharma India Pvt Ltd.; 2018. [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link
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