Yes, you can use Fungiderm only as a prescription medicine. This means that you can use this medicine only if your doctor prescribes it to you. You should seek the advice of your doctor regarding the type of skin infection you have and the duration of treatment which is required.
Q. Can I use Fungiderm during the day?
Fungiderm needs to applied twice daily (morning and night). Whereas, for vaginal infections Fungiderm should be used once before bedtime.
Q. Are clotrimazole and Fungiderm the same?
No, Clotrimazole and Fungiderm are not the same, but uses of both are almost similar. Both Clotrimazole and Fungiderm belong to imidazole class of antifungals.
Q. How long does Fungiderm take to work?
If you are using Fungiderm to treat jock itch, your symptoms should improve over 2 weeks of treatment. Whereas, in case of athlete's foot or ringworm, your symptoms should improve over 4 weeks of treatment. Consult your doctor if your symptoms persist or if your symptoms get worse at any time during your treatment.
Q. Does Fungiderm itch or burn?
Fungiderm may cause itching and burning on the application site. These side effects are uncommon and occur in very few people. Consult your doctor if burning or itching persists.
Q. How to apply the Fungiderm?
Wash the infected area and dry it well. Apply Fungiderm onto the infected area and the surrounding skin. Massage it gently onto the affected area. Wash your hands carefully after applying Fungiderm to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently. In fact, you should keep a towel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else.
Q. Is Fungiderm safe to use in children?
Fungiderm cream is generally safe for children if used in the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration of time as directed by the doctor. However, minor side effects may occur which are not bothersome. In case there is a burning sensation and severe itching and redness at the application site, stop the medicine and contact your doctor.
Q. Can I stop the treatment if my symptoms clear up?
No, you should continue the treatment even if symptoms clear up. Continue treatment for 7 days (skin infections) or 10 days (nail infections) after all the symptoms have cleared to prevent them from coming back. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Jan 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.