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Overview

Introduction of Surfaz Cream

Surfaz Cream is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, nappy rash, sweat rash and external thrush. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Surfaz Cream is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean, making sure they are dry and washing your hands before and after treating the infection. If you have athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.

Some of the common side effects include skin irritation, redness or itching at the site of application. If the side effects bother you or do not go away, let your doctor know. Some people have a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, dizziness and nausea. Get emergency help if this happens.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way it works but talk to your doctor before using it if you have used a similar cream before and had an allergic reaction. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed during pregnancy.

Uses of Surfaz Cream

How to use Surfaz 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 Surfaz Cream works

Surfaz Cream is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.

Surfaz Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Surfaz 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Surfaz Cream 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

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Surfaz Cream to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Surfaz

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Hi, I'm suffering from fungal infection in between both the legs. I have almost many anti fungal cream such as surfaz, candid-B, fourderm, castor -NF. But didn't find the relax. Please help by suggesting some other salt to cure the infection.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
None of these creams are proper treatment of fungal infections it seems that u've never consulted any dermatologist took the medicines either by urself or advised by chemists or non dermats.Plz visit a nearby dermatologist for a face to face consultation and examination and investigations if reqd
Skin infections start from stomach and spreading dowanwards I.e in sex organ and not under our control and also consultant no of skin specialist which are giving fluconazole 150 ,LCZ Tab candid total ointment but no effect of these medicine
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
I think you are having fungal infections, plz visit good skin specialist for proper examination and treatment meanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day for few days
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FAQs

Q. What is Surfaz used for?

Surfaz is an antifungal skin cream. It is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm (fungal skin infection that causes a red scaly rash on different parts of the body), athlete’s foot (fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes), fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) and irritation occurring at the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush.

Q. Surfaz is effective against which fungi?

Surfaz is effective against Trichophyton species which cause ringworm, athlete’s foot and jock itch (fungal infection of the skin in the groin or buttocks). It is also effective against yeast known as Candida which commonly causes vaginal thrush (infection caused by overgrowth of yeast called Candida albicans).

Q. I have started using Surfaz. By when can I expect to start seeing the improvements?

The symptoms of skin infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment. However, the signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. Do not stop applying this medicine before the duration advised by your doctor, even if you feel better.

Q. What precautions are necessary while applying Surfaz?

Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying Surfaz. If you are using the cream for an infected feet, wash and dry your feet thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying the cream. Surfaz should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily and rubbed in gently.

Q. For how long should I apply Surfaz? Can I stop if the symptoms have completely disappeared?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection. In general, the treatment is continued for 1 month for tinea infection and at least for 15 days for candida infection. Do not stop the treatment on your own even if you feel better because the infection may come back as it takes some time to kill the fungus.

Q. Is Surfaz safe to use in children?

Surfaz is safe for children only if taken as directed by the doctor. It should be given to children only for the prescribed length of time and in the correct dose. Minor side effects may occur but usually they are not bothersome. However, if you develop a burning sensation, redness and itching (which is severe in nature), stop the medicine and contact your doctor.

Q. Are there any measures that should be taken to help a faster recovery?

Keep the affected skin areas clean and dry but avoid excessive rubbing. You may have the urge to scratch because of itchiness but avoid scratching as it will damage the surface of skin and cause the infection to spread further. Do not share towels, bath mats, etc. with other people as you could spread the infection to them.

Q. Does Surfaz affect contraception?

Surfaz may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, like diaphragms and condoms. If you are using the cream on vulva or penis, you should use alternative methods of contraception, for at least 5 days after using Surfaz.

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