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Overview

Uses of Skeen Cream

Skeen Cream side effects

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

How to use Skeen 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 Skeen Cream works

Skeen Cream is a combination of four medicines: Betamethasone, Gentamicin, Tolnaftate and Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) which treat skin infections. Betamethasone is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Gentamicin is an antibiotic with additional antifungal action. It works by preventing the growth and multiplication of both bacteria and fungi. Tolnaftate is also an antibiotic which specifically kills bacteria by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their own protective covering.

Skeen Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Skeen Cream is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Skeen 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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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Skeen

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I have some skeen problem it's pimples
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Skin Specialist
I can understand your problem, but you need to understand that getting acne at this age is not uncommon, you should not use any product from outside particularly the oily one. Apply Clindac A gel twice daily and Cetaphil cleansing lotion for oily skin.
i am 19 yers old male .my skeen pimples and smudge.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Apply multani mitti wtih rose water (in oily skin) & milk (in dry skin) 2 times in a week. Oatmeal is beneficial in reducing acne because it cleanses your skin pores and absorbs excess oil. Plus, it exfoliates your skin. Mix one teaspoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon in a cup of cooked oatmeal. Rub this mixture over your skin. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Do this once or twice a week. You can get pure aloe vera gel by cutting a leaf off an aloe vera plant and squeezing the gel from the middle. Apply the aloe vera gel to the affected area twice daily.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Skeen takes to work?

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

Q. Can I stop applying Skeen when I feel better?

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

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References
  1. Betamethasone. Uxbridge, Middlesex: Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd.; 1997 [revised 7 Sep. 2017]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Gentamicin. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Mayo Clinic. Tolnaftate. [Accessed 30 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Clioquinol. St-Laurent, Québec: Paladin Labs Inc.; 2015. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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