Itchova Cream

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Introduction

Itchova Cream is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also has antimicrobial action against infection-causing microorganisms.

Itchova 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. 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.

The most common side effect of this medicine includes itching, dryness, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. These are usually 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 taking 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 take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine. You should consult the doctor about prescribing an alternative medicine for your condition.

Uses of Itchova Cream

Benefits of Itchova Cream

In Skin infections

Itchova Cream is a combination of medicines used to treat skin infections caused by microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. It works by killing and stopping 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 this medicine 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 skin is completely cured, you may have to apply it occasionally to prevent the symptoms from returning.

Side effects of Itchova 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 Itchova

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

How to use Itchova 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 Itchova Cream works

Itchova Cream is a combination of three medicines: Beclometasone, Neomycin and Clotrimazole which treat skin infections. Beclometasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Neomycin is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria while Clotrimazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi on the skin. Together, they treat your skin infection effectively.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Itchova Cream is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Itchova Cream during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Itchova Cream?

If you miss a dose of Itchova Cream, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Itchova Cream helps treat skin infections.
  • It is for use on skin only. Do not use it in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it 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.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated, you should stop using Itchova Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Don't use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 1 week of treatment.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient concerns

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my scrotum and the skin on my thighs next to my scrotum have been red and itchy and had a somewhat scaly texture, sometimes they'd get so itchy that I would have to scratch, the past few weeks my scrotum has started to smell and produce a sweat like substance (it's like sweat except it never goes away and it leaves white stains in my underwear where my scrotum is near the fabric,
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
Ok may be you are from from skin infections
Skin infections hair loss cold
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir please elaborate your symptoms, history, treatment and investigations done.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Itchova Cream takes to work?

Usually, Itchova Cream starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Is it safe to use Itchova Cream?

Yes, Itchova Cream is safe when used according to your doctor’s advice and for limited duration of time. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted side effects like transient burning, itching and irritation at the application site. It may also cause other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem due to the medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

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

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

Q. What are the precautions needed to be taken while using Itchova Cream?

Itchova Cream should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer than the advised periods of time. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as 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 to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. How to use Itchova Cream?

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

Q. Can I overuse Itchova Cream?

No, do not overuse Itchova Cream for long periods or on large areas of skin. It can cause over-absorption of the medicine into the body which may further 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 is the storage condition for the Itchova 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 using Itchova Cream when I feel better?

No, do not stop using Itchova Cream and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

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References

  1. ScienceDirect. Neomycin. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedlinePlus. Clotrimazole. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Expires on or after: December, 2021

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