Buy Canesten HC Cream 30g, Eczema Cream for £9.99 (2023)

Canesten HC Cream (Clotrimazole Hydrocortisone Acetate) 30g may be a suitable choice if you have ringworm of the skin with additional signs of inflammation such as redness, itching or swelling.

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Canesten HC Cream treats the fungal infection while reducing the additional inflammation caused by it. On this page you will find the following information:

What is Canesten HC?

In what cases is Canesten HC used?

How to use Canesten HC?

Order Canesten HC online.

Can you buy Canesten HC 30g without a prescription?

What is Canesten HC?

Canesten HC Cream is a cream containing the active ingredients clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate.

The active ingredients have two different functions:

  • Clotrimazole kills fungi and some bacteria that cause skin infections. It belongs to a group of drugs called imidazoles.
  • Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild steroid that reduces inflammation, including swelling, redness, and itching.

In what cases is Canesten HC used?

Canesten HC cream is used to treat infections and irritations of the vulva or tip of the penis (glans) caused by candidiasis. It is also used to treat diaper rash and yeast infections of the breast fold (intertrigo), as well as infections such as ringworm and athlete's foot. The active substances of Canesten HC Cream are clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles, which kill fungi and some bacteria that cause skin infections. Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild steroid that reduces swelling, redness, and itching associated with inflamed skin.

How to use Canesten HC?

Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to use Canesten HC cream, but it is generally applied in a thin, even layer to the affected area twice a day. The cream should be rubbed in gently to avoid further inflammation.

Because the product contains hydrocortisone, wash your hands immediately after applying the cream. Treatment should not last more than 7 days. If symptoms do not improve after 7 days, consult your doctor.

Order Canesten HC online.

Ordering Canesten HC cream online is quick and easy. Simply add Canesten HC Cream and other products you want to your cart and proceed to checkout. Once your payment has been processed, you will be asked to complete a quick online consultation. Your appointment will be reviewed by one of our GMC registered doctors who will prescribe you or contact you directly if they have any further questions about your appointment. If you place an order and check out before 3:00 p.m. Your order will be shipped the same day. No waiting, no hassle.

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Can you buy Canesten HC Cream 30g without a prescription (OTC)?

Canesten HC cream is only available with a valid prescription. If you do not have a prescription, you can make an appointment with our doctor online.

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Always use as directed by your doctor. Read the leaflet carefully before starting the treatment.

Canesten HC is usually taken according to the following instructions:

• Before use, twist the cap over the end of the tube and press down to puncture the seal.

• Infected feet should be thoroughly washed and dried before application, especially between the toes

• Apply a thin, even layer of Canesten HC Cream twice a day to the affected areas and rub in gently. About 1 ml of cream per application is enough

• Do not cover the treated area with a bandage or bandage

• As with all hydrocortisone products, wash your hands immediately after applying the cream.

Your treatment should not last longer than 7 days. Symptoms of skin infection, such as itching or pain, should subside within a few days after treatment, although other symptoms, such as redness and scaling, may take longer to resolve. If symptoms persist or do not improve after 7 days, see your doctor.

Canesten® HC Cream is for external use only. If you accidentally swallow the cream, tell your healthcare professional immediately.

If the cream accidentally gets into your eyes or mouth, rinse immediately with water and consult a doctor.

If you miss a dose of Canesten® HC Cream: Apply as soon as you remember, then continue as usual for the rest of your treatment. Do not use a double dose of Canesten HC cream to make up for a missed dose.

Following these simple tips can help you deal with them successfully:

• Try not to scratch the affected area. It will itch, but scratching will damage the surface of the skin and cause the infection to spread.

• Keep the affected skin areas clean

• Make sure the skin is completely dry, but avoid excessive rubbing.

• Do not share towels, washcloths, bath mats, etc. with others to prevent the spread of infection

• Always wash your hands thoroughly after treating an infection to prevent its spread.

If you have athlete's foot:

• Remember to dry the skin thoroughly, especially between the toes

• Wash socks, stockings and pantyhose thoroughly in hot water to remove skin or fungal spores

• Change shoes daily if possible

Like all medicines, Canesten HC Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the cream. If you or your child is allergic, a reaction will occur immediately after starting use. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop using Canesten HC Cream and tell your doctor immediately or contact the emergency department of your nearest hospital.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:

• Skin irritation

• Problems swallowing or breathing

• Swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue

• Weakness, dizziness or fainting

• Motion sickness.

After applying the cream, you can try:

• Itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, redness or peeling of the skin, blurred vision.

Treatment should be limited to 7 days unless your doctor tells you otherwise. If the cream is applied to a large area or under a bandage, or if the cream is used for more than 2 weeks, skin reactions such as:

• broken veins

• Excessive hair growth

• Stretch marks

• Skin thinning or whitening

• Secondary infections

• Acne-like rash

If you experience any of the above symptoms or if you react badly to the cream in any other way not mentioned in this leaflet, tell your doctor immediately.

Do not use Canesten® HC Cream:

• In case of allergy (hypersensitivity) to clotrimazole, hydrocortisone or any other component of Canesten HC Cream, including ketostearyl alcohol. • In areas with damaged skin

• In large areas of the skin (more than 5-10% of the body surface)

• For more than 7 days

• To treat herpes or acne

• Any untreated bacterial skin infection such as syphilis or tuberculosis

• In reactions after vaccination

• If you have shingles, chicken pox, rosacea or herpes.

If you are unsure about any of these restrictions, talk to your doctor.

Special precautions:

• As with all steroids, continuous and prolonged use over large areas of skin should be avoided.

• Do not cover the treated area with a bandage or bandage

• Wash your hands immediately after applying the cream.

• Like other creams, this product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives such as condoms or intrauterine devices. Therefore, if you use this cream on your vulva or penis, you should take alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.

  • If you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances, contact your doctor.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:

If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to become pregnant, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten HC Cream. If you have already told your doctor or midwife, follow their advice carefully. Important information about some ingredients: The product contains ketostearyl alcohol, which may cause local skin irritation (eg rash, itching or redness).

You can read the leaflet that comes with Canesten HC creamHere.


Is canesten any good for eczema? ›

CANESTEN® Extra Antifungal Anti-Inflammatory Cream is used on the skin to treat and soothe inflamed fungal skin conditions such as: Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) • External symptoms of thrush • Jock itch • Fungally infected nappy rash • Ringworm • Fungal skin rash • Fungally infected eczema or dermatitis.

Is clotrimazole same as canesten? ›

About clotrimazole for thrush Brand name: Canesten

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medicine. It's used to treat yeast infections, including thrush in men and women, although thrush is more common in women.

Can you use clotrimazole on broken skin? ›

If you are using the liquid, do not apply it to any severely cracked or irritated areas.

Can I use canesten plus for thrush? ›

For sensitive, itching, inflamed fungal skin infections that include tinea (athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm), fungal skin rash, thrush infections of the skin, fungally infected nappy rash and eczema/dermatitis.”

Can I buy Canesten HC over the counter? ›

Canesten HC cream is only available on prescription - an over-the-counter version is called Canesten hydrocortisone.

Can you buy Canesten over the counter? ›

Yes, Canesten Combi can be bought over the counter and does not need to be prescribed to you. It is still best to get advice from a doctor or pharmacist, to make sure that you have thrush.

What is a substitute for Canesten cream? ›

Yes, Clotrimazole is the generic version of Canesten and it's generally cheaper than Canesten. Generic Clotrimazole can be used for men and women. The reason Clotrimazole is usually cheaper is because there is no brand so it can be priced competitively.

What is the generic for Canesten cream? ›

Clotrimazole (Topical Route)

What is the alternative name for Canesten? ›

Clotrimazole cream, spray and solution Brand name: Canesten.

Does clotrimazole clear eczema? ›

Clotrimazole is a medicine used for fungal infections of the skin that is moist (wetting), such as diaper eczema. Clotrimazole works against fungal infection. Zinc oxide has a cooling and drying effect on the skin and protects the skin from irritants such as urine.

Can over 60s use Canesten cream? ›

- aged under 16 or over 60 years. - known hypersensitivity to imidazoles or other vaginal antifungal products. The pessary and cream should not be used if the patient has any of the following symptoms where upon medical advice should be sought: - irregular vaginal bleeding.

Where can I get Canesten from? ›

Canesten® thrush treatments are conveniently available in your local pharmacy or supermarket.

When should you not use Canesten? ›

If you have any of the following symptoms do not use Canesten Thrush Duo and see your doctor as soon as possible: Irregular vaginal bleeding. Abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood-stained discharge. Ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva.

When should you not use Canesten cream? ›

Do not use Canesten® External Thrush Cream: If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol or benzyl alcohol, of Canesten Thrush External Cream (see Section 6. Further Information).

What is Canesten HC cream for? ›

1. WHAT IS CANESTEN® HC CREAM AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR? Canesten HC Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections when there are additional symptoms of inflammation (such as swelling, redness and itching). Canesten HC Cream treats the fungal skin infection and reduces the swelling and itching caused by it.

Do you need a script for Canesten cream? ›

No, you don't need a prescription to buy Canesten thrush treatments. They're available over the counter in pharmacies, following a consultation with the pharmacist. During this short consultation, the pharmacist will ask you a few questions.

What is the difference between Canesten and hydrocortisone? ›

Hydrocortisone is a mild topical steroid which reduces the swelling, redness and itching associated with inflammation of the skin. Canesten Extra is recommended for the treatment and relief of symptoms of inflamed fungal skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch and fungal nappy rash.

Do I need a script for hydrozole cream? ›

Hydrozole Cream is not addictive. Hydrozole Cream is only available with a doctor's prescription.

Can you buy Canesten from a supermarket? ›

Canesten® Antifungal Cream Clotrimazole 1% can be found in all major supermarkets, pharmacies and specialty stores across the country, and also e-commerce.

Can you still buy Canesten cream? ›

You can order Canesten with clotrimazole 2% cream easily online, and get an assessment from one of our doctors, plus free delivery on all treatments.

Can you buy Canesten cream on its own? ›

Clotrimazole is available on prescription and you can also buy it at a pharmacy, without a prescription, if you have previously been diagnosed by your doctor as having vaginal thrush. A lower strength of clotrimazole cream is used to treat other fungal skin infections.

Is Canesten the same as antifungal cream? ›

The active substance in Canesten Cream is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of fungal skin infections.

Is Canesten the same as Monistat? ›

The active ingredient in Canesten is clotrimazole, while in Monistat it's miconazole. Says Cindy Chen, a clinical pharmacist at Rexall in Victoria, 'Both stop the growth of the fungus as opposed to killing it. They're dependent on the person's immune system to then get rid of the infection.

Is there different types of Canesten? ›

As ringworm is a fungal infection, you can use an anti-fungal treatment to treat it effectively. Canesten® has a range of treatment products available including different formats.

What Brand is Canesten? ›

Bayer have been pioneering in the intimate health world since the 1960s, when a Bayer researcher achieved the breakthrough development of clotrimazole, an active anti-fungal ingredient. A few years later, Clotrimazole was registered as a new ingredient in Germany and launched under the Canesten brand name.

Is eczema a fungus or bacteria? ›

Causes. A variety of viruses, bacteria, and fungi can cause infected eczema. The following are some of the more common microbes responsible for causing infected eczema: Staphylococcus aureus (staph infection)

What is the best healing cream for eczema? ›

  • Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream with Oatmeal.
  • Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream.
  • Cetaphil Restoraderm Soothing Moisturizer.
  • Sarna Eczema Relief Whipped Foam.
  • Baby Dove Soothing Cream Lotion.
  • La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+M Triple Repair Body Moisturizer.
  • GladSkin Eczema Cream.
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What is the best cream to stop eczema? ›

Some of the best eczema creams include lotions from Cerave, eucerin eczema relief cream, Vanicream products and Aveeno products. In general, look for hand creams and moisturizing creams with skin protectants that are good for itchy skin and eczema flare-ups.

What happens if you use too much Canesten cream? ›

If you use too much external clotrimazole cream or use it more often than you need to, it may make your skin irritated, or red. Use less cream the next time if this happens.

Why is it better to use Canesten at night? ›

You can use Canesten® thrush treatments either day or night. However, vaginal treatments are best applied before you go to bed, as you can expect some leakage with the product use. For best results, lie down as soon as possible after inserting the vaginal products. This will reduce leakage.

Can you use Canesten cream for too long? ›

If you use too much clotrimazole cream, spray or solution or use it more often than you need to, it may make your skin irritated or red. If this happens, use less the next time.

What is Canesten in America? ›

Generic name: clotrimazole (topical route) Drug classes: Topical antifungals, Vaginal anti-infectives.

What is the shelf life of Canesten cream? ›

36 months. Do not store above 25°C. The cream is filled into aluminium tubes with internal lacquer coating and HDPE screw-on caps and enclosed in an outer carton.

Do you have to ask for Canesten? ›

This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Canesten Oral & Cream Duo carefully to get the best results from it. Keep this leaflet.

How do I know if I need Canesten? ›

You should watch out for these common thrush symptoms: Feeling of itchiness, burning, soreness of your vagina and redness and swelling of vaginal lips. Cottage cheese-like discharge – whitish and thick appearing and odorless discharge, Uncomfortable feeling when having sex.

What are the side effects of Canesten topical? ›

Common side effects
  • discomfort or swelling in or around your vagina.
  • pain or a burning or stinging feeling after putting the pessary in.
  • lower stomach pain or pain in the pelvic area.
  • bleeding from the vagina.

How long does it take for Canesten cream to work? ›

The treatment is easy to use at home and irritating thrush symptoms should begin to disappear within 3 days. Canesten® helps you feel comfortable again so you can get on with your life.

Is Canesten an antibiotic? ›

Canesten oral capsule contains the active ingredient fluconazole, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts.

Where do you put Canesten cream? ›

Canesten Thrush External Cream should be applied to the vulva and surrounding area. It can also be applied to the sexual partner's penis to prevent re-infection. The cream should be applied thinly two or three times daily and rubbed in gently. Treatment should be continued until symptoms of the infection disappear.

Can Canesten hydrocortisone be used for eczema? ›

Hydrocortisone skin treatments can be used to treat swelling, itching and irritation. They can help with the symptoms of: eczema. psoriasis.

Is Canesten hydrocortisone a steroid cream? ›

Canesten hydrocortisone 15g contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, a mild steroid that helps to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms associated with skin infections. It also targets and destroys the fungi and bacteria responsible for the infection. This cream is simple to use and effective when used as instructed.

Can canesten hydrocortisone be used for eczema? ›

Hydrocortisone skin treatments can be used to treat swelling, itching and irritation. They can help with the symptoms of: eczema. psoriasis.

Can you use antifungal cream on eczema? ›

Fungal infections require antifungal creams or medication. Similarly, a steroid cream may help with a fungal-infected eczema rash. Some antifungal creams that may help with the infection are available over the counter.

What else can canesten cream be used for? ›

Canesten Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush.

What is the difference between canesten and hydrocortisone? ›

Hydrocortisone is a mild topical steroid which reduces the swelling, redness and itching associated with inflammation of the skin. Canesten Extra is recommended for the treatment and relief of symptoms of inflamed fungal skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch and fungal nappy rash.

Is canesten the same as hydrocortisone? ›

What Canesten HC Cream contains: The active substances are clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate. Each gram of cream contains 10mg clotrimazole and 11.2mg hydrocortisone acetate (equivalent to 10mg hydrocortisone).

Which hydrocortisone is best for eczema? ›

You can find mild-strength hydrocortisone over the counter. You can get a prescription for stronger hydrocortisone if your eczema is moderate to severe. Hydrocortisone is generally considered safe, but there are some risks and side effects.

How do I know if my eczema is fungal? ›

Skin infections caused by viruses usually result in red welts or blisters that can be itchy and/or painful. Meanwhile, fungal infections usually present with a red, scaly and itchy rash with occasional pustules.

What is a eczema sore that won't heal? ›

Discoid eczema, also known as nummular or discoid dermatitis, is a long-term (chronic) skin condition that causes skin to become itchy, swollen and cracked in circular or oval patches. Without treatment, discoid eczema can last for weeks, months or even years.

What is eczema fungal or bacterial? ›

An infection from Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, or other bacteria is just one cause of infected eczema. Others include fungal infections (especially from Candida) and viral infections. People with eczema may be more prone to herpes simplex viruses, so it's important to avoid others who have cold sores.

What is the strongest treatment for eczema? ›

An effective, intensive treatment for severe eczema involves applying a corticosteroid ointment and sealing in the medication with a wrap of wet gauze topped with a layer of dry gauze.

How do you calm down eczema fast? ›

6 ways to relieve itchy eczema at home
  1. Apply a cool compress to itchy skin. To use this technique, you: ...
  2. Add colloidal oatmeal to your child's bath. ...
  3. Soak in a bath and smear on ointment. ...
  4. Distract your child. ...
  5. Calm a stressed child. ...
  6. Pinch skin near patch of itchy eczema.

What can I put on eczema to make it go away? ›

Apply an over-the-counter steroid cream (hydrocortisone) along with anti-itching lotion (menthol/camphor, such as calamine). The cream must be applied as often as possible, without skipping days, until the rash is gone. Take diphenhydramine in pill form for the itching.

What cream is the same as Canesten? ›

5. Clotrimazole 1% Cream: Best value cream for nappy rash and children's skin infections. Canesten's thrush creams are 1%-2% clotrimazole (see our best thrush treatments article for recommendations), and this is the generic equivalent.


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