Fluticare Cream belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. Fluticare Cream is used to treat various allergic skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis. Fluticare Cream effectively reduces symptoms associated with such conditions such as swelling, itching and redness.
Q. How does Fluticare Cream work?
Fluticare Cream works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.
Q. How long does Fluticare Cream take to start working?
The time required by Fluticare Cream to start showing its effects may differ from person to person. Usually, it starts showing relief within 8 hours of starting Fluticare Cream. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. In order to improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly to gain maximum benefit from the medicine.
Q. Is Fluticare Cream good for burns?
No, Fluticare Cream should never be applied in those areas of the skin that have burns, cuts or scrapes. If Fluticare Cream accidentally gets onto such areas, rinse the area thoroughly with water. It is advisable that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor to avoid any adverse effects and worsening of your condition.
Q. How to use Fluticare Cream?
Before using Fluticare Cream, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Fluticare Cream gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.
Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Fluticare Cream?
Be careful not to get Fluticare Cream into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Fluticare Cream if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Fluticare Cream with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Also, let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Fluticare Cream only if prescribed by the doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.