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Overview

Introduction

Ketoberg Soap belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin. It works by killing the fungus that causes infections such as athlete’s foot, thrush and ringworm.

Ketoberg Soap should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the maximum benefit from it. Do not use more than you need, it will not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects. Skin infections will usually get better after 2 to 4 weeks. Do not use the medicine for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment. If you have Athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.

The most common side effects of using this medicine include a burning sensation and irritation, dryness, peeling or blistering of the skin. Occasionally it can cause thinning of your hair. These are not usually serious, but you should call your doctor if you think you might have a severe allergic reaction. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems. Get emergency help if this happens. Avoid direct contact of the medicine with your eyes. In the case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, but talk to your doctor before using it if you have recently used another medicine that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. For pregnant or breastfeeding women, this cream should only be used if it is clearly needed.

Uses of Ketoberg Soap

Side effects of Ketoberg Soap

Common
  • Application site burning sensation
  • Skin peeling

How to use Ketoberg Soap

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use.

How Ketoberg Soap works

Ketoberg Soap is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ketoberg Soap 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
Ketoberg Soap is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Ketoberg Soap?

If you miss a dose of Ketoberg Soap, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Ketoberg Soap helps treat skin infections caused by many different types of fungi.
  • Few healthy tips for Athlete's Foot:
    • Keep your feet clean and dry, particularly between the toes.
    • Cut your nails short and prefer open-toe shoes for everyday use.
    • Use a separate clean towel for the feet and wear clean cotton socks. 
    • Never share your socks, shoes, and towel with others.
  • Apply an amount sufficient to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
  • Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection has not cleared up after 4 weeks of treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ketoberg with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Hello, I work in a very sweaty environment, I recently had a ringworm outbreak, I used EBERNET and it worked perfectly fine for me, On the recommendation of a few friends who suggested to use anti-fungal soap for a few days to ensure that the spores are completely eliminated from my body. Are there any effective anti-fungal soaps or shampoos that I can use to treat ringworm infection? Is there a method to determine if my scalp is affected by ringworm's? If I do happen to have this, What should be my next set of actions to treat ringworm's on scalp, before visiting a hospital/clinic? Regards, PATIENT
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You need to visit skin specialist for proper examinationWether you are having fungal infections or not
What is medicine for akin fungal infection.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Post a properly focussed picture of the current skin problem. There r plenty of fungal infections of skin
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FAQs

Q. What is Ketoberg cream used for?

Ketoberg cream is used to treat skin infections which may appear on the feet (Athlete’s foot), in the groin area (jock itch) or between skin folds (sweat rash infected with a yeast infection “thrush”). It is also used for candida infections of skin and nails. The cream rapidly relieves the itching caused due to these fungal infections.

Q. Is Ketoberg a steroid cream?

No, Ketoberg is not a steroid cream. It is an anti-fungal medicine which belongs to the imidazole class of medicines. It works by killing the fungi or by preventing the growth of fungi that cause infection.

Q. What are the side effects of Ketoberg cream?

The common side effects of Ketoberg cream are application site burning, redness and itching. The application site may also develop some uncommon side effects such as discomfort, dryness, bleeding, severe allergic reactions, urticaria or hives, rash, skin exfoliation, sticky skin, prickling sensation, or inflammation.

Q. Can I use a steroid cream along with Ketoberg cream?

It is recommended that you use a mild steroid ointment like hydrocortisone cream/ointment in the morning and apply Ketoberg cream in the evening. You can then stop using the steroid cream gradually over 2-3 weeks. But, if you have used a potent corticosteroid for seborrheic dermatitis, maintain at least a gap of 2 weeks before you apply Ketoberg cream to prevent skin sensitization.

Q. How should Ketoberg cream be applied?

Wash the affected area thoroughly with water and then dry it. Apply a thin layer of the cream on the affected area. Wash your hands carefully (until and unless your hands are also affected) after applying the cream. This will prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the body or other people.

Q. For how long do I need to apply the Ketoberg cream?

You should use Ketoberg cream for as long as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is to be used for 2-4 weeks for jock itch and sweat rash and 2-6 weeks for Athlete’s foot. Do not stop using it even if your symptoms have disappeared because the infection may reappear if not properly treated.

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