What Canesten® Cream is used for?

Canesten® Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, & white sports.

What kind of dermatophytes or fungi does Canesten® Cream is effective for?

  1. All dermatomycoses due to dermatophytes (e.g. Tricophyton species).
  2. All dermatomycoses due to yeast (Candida species)
  3. Dermatomycoses due to moulds and other fungi.
  4. Skin diseases showing secondary infection with these fungi.

How to take Canesten® Cream?

Cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily and rubbed in >gently. The symptoms of skin infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment although signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. The duration of treatment varies; it depends among other factors on the extent and localization of the disease.

After washing, the feet should be thoroughly dried (spaces between the toes). Canesten cream is odourless, can be washed off and does not stain.

How often should we apply the cream?

It can be applied anytime of the day.

If you forget to take it, what should you do?

Apply the cream as soon as possible and then continue the rest of your treatment as usual.

While you are using Canesten® Cream

Things you must do

You can help the treatment to work if you follow these simple self-help tips:

  • Keep the affected skin areas clean.
  • Pay particular attention to drying the skin, but avoid excessive rubbing.
  • Do not share towels, bath mats, etc. with other people as you could spread the infection to them.
  • Always wash your hands after treating the infection to prevent it from spreading.

If you have athlete’s foot:

  • Remember to dry the skin between the toes thoroughly.
  • Wash your socks, stockings and tights thoroughly in hot water to remove any shed skin or fungal spores.
  • Change your footwear daily if possible.

Things you must not do

Canesten® Cream is for external use only:

Do not put the cream in your mouth or swallow it.

Although the infected area will itch, try not to scratch. Scratching will damage the surface of the skin and

cause the infection to spread further.