Q. What precautions are necessary while applying Sertalin?
Always thoroughly wash your hands before and after applying Sertalin. If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying Sertalin. 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 Sertalin? 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 Sertalin (skin) safe to use in children?
Sertalin 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 Sertalin have any side effects?
Yes, Sertalin 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 Sertalin?
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).
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.