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Ecwash 2% Gel

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Ecwash 2% Gel is an anti-bacterial medicine used to treat acne. Acne appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest, or back. This medicine works by attacking the germs that cause them.

Ecwash 2% Gel may be used alone or with other acne treatments. You should use it as your doctor's advice. The leaflet that comes with the product will also give instructions which you should read to get the most out of this medicine. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of gel once or twice a day. You should not apply it to damaged or broken skin and avoid contact with your mouth, eyes, and nose. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve and several months to get maximum benefit but after you have used it for a month you should see your doctor again to check if your condition is improving.

Ecwash 2% Gel has some common side effects including itching, stinging, peeling, and redness of the skin. They are not usually serious but if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor. You may need to apply smaller amounts or use it less often. This medicine can make you more sensitive to sunlight. While using it you should try to avoid exposure to too much sunlight. If this is unavoidable, apply the gel in the evening. It can also bleach hair and fabrics including clothes so be careful to avoid contact with these.

It is a safe medicine, but you should tell your doctor if you have other skin conditions and if you are taking any other medicines, especially those applied to the skin. It may not be suitable if you have very sensitive skin. Ask your doctor about using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Ecwash Gel

Benefits of Ecwash Gel

In Acne

Ecwash 2% Gel works by stopping the growth of bacteria causing acne on your skin. It reduces oil production in the skin, replenishes acne-prone skin, and keeps your pores open. It may take several weeks before your symptoms improve so you need to keep using this medicine even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using it, the less likely you are to get scars.

Side effects of Ecwash Gel

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 Ecwash

  • Itching
  • Stinging sensation
  • Skin peeling
  • Erythema (skin redness)

How to use Ecwash Gel

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 gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Ecwash Gel works

Ecwash 2% Gel is a keratolytic medication to be applied on skin. It treats pimples (acne) by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria. It additionally reduces oil production in the skin, replenishes acne-prone skin, and it also keeps your pores open.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ecwash 2% Gel 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
CAUTION
Ecwash 2% Gel should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Ecwash 2% Gel
₹2.21/ml of Gel
Zitcare Foam Wash
Canixa Life Sciences Pvt
₹2.6/ml of Gel
18% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Ecwash 2% Gel helps in the treatment and prevention of acne.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and genitals. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • It makes your skin sensitive towards sunlight. Use protective measures like sunscreen or wear protective clothing. 
  • Inform your doctor if you notice unusual dryness, redness and peeling of the skin.
  • Do not apply to open wounds or irritated skin.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Salicylic Acid
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Which gel or cream contains clindamycin and adapalene for acne pls tell the gel or cream which contains these so that i can start my treatment i expect a reply
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
For Acne- Faceclin Gel For application twice daily over affected area.
Can I use metrogyl gel 2% for acne if yes how to yes it plz tell me sir
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Use Nadoxin gel at night over pimples
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FAQs

Q. Does Ecwash 2% Gel lighten skin?

Ecwash 2% Gel is primarily used for corns, warts, callus, and verucca. However, it can also be used for lightening the skin especially in acne. Consult your doctor who can advise you regarding the correct choice of skin lightening cream, containing Salicylic acid.

Q. Does Ecwash 2% Gel affect skin?

Ecwash 2% Gel works by softening the hard skin growth (seen commonly in corns and calluses), making it easier to remove with a pumice stone or emery board. It helps by killing the virus that causes warts and verrucas. Warts and verrucas are small excessive growths of skin caused by a type of virus. However, corns and calluses are hard, thick pads of skin caused by pressure and friction.

Q. How long does it take for Ecwash 2% Gel to start working?

The length of treatment will vary depending on the size and resistance of the wart, verruca, corn, or callus. Some warts and verrucas require up to 12 weeks treatment before they disappear, whereas others may take a relatively short time. Continue using it as prescribed by your doctor.

Q. What precautions do I need to follow while applying Ecwash 2% Gel?

Take special care while applying Ecwash 2% Gel, the gel should not come in contact with surrounding healthy skin. Special precautions should be taken for young children’s delicate skin, as this may cause irritation. Do not apply excessive amounts of gel. Keep the gel away from your eyes, nose, and mouth, and from cuts, and scratched or eroded skin. Avoid spilling as this may cause damage to you, your clothing, and your possessions. Do not use it near flames or ignition sources (e.g., burning cigarettes or anything else that might ignite it), as it is volatile and highly flammable.

Q. How should Ecwash 2% Gel be applied?

Soak the affected area in warm water for 2 to 3 minutes. Dry the area thoroughly, using your own towel, so as to avoid infection. Carefully apply a thin coating (one or two drops) of the medicine to the top of the wart, verruca, corn, or callus. Avoid the medicine from spreading to the surrounding healthy skin. Allow the medicine to dry for a few minutes to form a small white patch. This patch sticks to the treated area and is water resistant. There is no need to cover the treated area with a sticking plaster. Wait till the next evening, carefully peel or pick off the white patch of dried gel from the wart, verruca, corn, or callus.

Q. Should Ecwash 2% Gel be left overnight?

At the beginning of the treatment, Ecwash 2% Gel is usually used once daily in the evening. The area is not washed off after application of Ecwash 2% Gel, so it can be left overnight unless you experience irritation. However, if you experience irritation, consult your doctor.

Q. What should prompt me to discontinue Ecwash 2% Gel?

You should discontinue Ecwash 2% Gel and consult your doctor if you experience severe local irritation, which means severe redness, dryness and itching and stinging/burning sensation.

Q. How often should I apply Ecwash 2% Gel?

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).

Q. How long does Ecwash 2% Gel take to show its effects?

You may see an improvement after 4-6 weeks of treatment. You may need to use this treatment for longer to see the full benefits. 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. Do you apply moisturizer before or after Ecwash 2% Gel?

You may apply moisturizer an hour after applying Ecwash 2% Gel. Consult your doctor in case of any doubt or concern.

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