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Overview

Uses of Fucidin Cream

Fucidin Cream is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections.

Fucidin Cream side effects

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

How to use Fucidin 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 Fucidin Cream works

Fucidin Cream is an antibiotic. It works against bacteria that cause skin infections by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for survival of bacteria. Thus, it prevents the skin infection from spreading.

Fucidin Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Fucidin Cream is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Fucidin Cream during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Expert Advice

  • Fucidin Cream treats bacterial skin infections such as impetigo and infected dermatitis.
  • Don't use it for more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Apply it gently to the infected area of skin three to four times a day.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if your infection becomes worse during treatment or if it comes back after you have stopped treatment with Fucidin Cream.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Fucidin

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I hv some kind of skin aberrations on my right leg, sometimes it itches, some scaling noticed. Its reddish in colour and has been there for few months now, its on the thigh n near the calf muscle right leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Fucidin cream twice daily
My sun bit me on the hand infected that place. Hitch and small fairSkin infected with in the red circle.infection is not more but that is irritate me with itch and small fire
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Fucidin cream three times daily
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FAQs

Q. How long does Fucidin take to work?

Usually, Fucidin takes about few days to work. Its important to finish the full course of treatment to get rid of your skin infection. Inform your doctor if your infection did not get cured even after finishing the full course of treatment.

Q. How often should I apply Fucidin?

Fucidin should be used as advised by your doctor. It is recommended to apply Fucidin for three to four times daily on the infected area.

Q. Can Fucidin be used on an open wound?

Fucidin can be used on open wound. It is helpful in the treatment of wound infection.

Q. How long should I use Fucidin for?

Use Fucidin for the duration recommended by your doctor. It should be used for 1-2 weeks for skin infection. However, sometimes it can be used for a longer duration of time.

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90, Delhi - Jaipur Road, Sector 32, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
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