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    Information about Oxiconazole

    Oxiconazole uses

    Oxiconazole is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections.

    How oxiconazole works

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

    Common side effects of oxiconazole

    Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    16 Jan 2020 | 04:04 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Oxiconazole

    • Oxiconazole helps treat skin infections caused by many different types of fungi.
    • Some tips for personal hygiene:
      • Wash your hands with soap before and after applying the cream.
      • Do not share your towel or clothes with anyone. 
      • Wear clean clothes every day to prevent infection. 
    • Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
    • It can take a few weeks for the infection to clear and a few months before the skin returns to its normal color.
    • It is not taken orally, so it does not cause many side effects.
    • Apply an amount sufficient to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
    • 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 four weeks of treatment.

    Frequently asked questions for Oxiconazole


    Q. What precautions are necessary while applying Oxiconazole?

    Always thoroughly wash your hands before and after applying Oxiconazole. If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying Oxiconazole. It should be applied to form a thin and uniform layer onto the affected areas daily and should be rubbed in gently.

    Q. For how long do I need to continue applying Oxiconazole? Can I stop if the symptoms have completely disappeared?

    The duration of the treatment depends on the type of infection. In general, the treatment is continued for 1 month for tinea infection and at least 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 completely.

    Q. Is Oxiconazole safe to use in children?

    Oxiconazole is safe for use in children provided it is used in the recommended doses for the recommended period of time. Minor side effects may occur but usually they do not become bothersome. However, if you develop a burning sensation or areas of severe redness, itching, then stop the medicine and contact your doctor.

    Q. What measures should be taken for a fast recovery?

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

    Q. Does Oxiconazole have any side effects?

    Yes, Oxiconazole can cause side effects but not everyone gets affected by them. You may suffer from mild and transient rash or burning sensations that generally disappear rapidly.

    Q. How to store Oxiconazole?

    Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. The medication should be stored at room temperature (20°C to 25°C) and away from light, excess heat, and moisture (not in the bathroom).

    Content on this page was last updated on 16 January, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)