Eurax Cream is a medication for the treatment of scabies. It can also be used for the relief of itchiness and irritation association with a variety of skin conditions, such as:
The active ingredient of Eurax Cream is crotamiton, a medicine which effectively relieves pruritis or itchy skin. Each application of the cream can provide up to 10 hours of relief from itchiness. This medicine is useful when used for the itchiness caused by scabies after treatment with anti-parasitic medicine.
Crotamiton can be classified into two types of drugs: antipruritics and scabicides.
Eurax Cream has crotamiton as its active ingredient. The cream is applied to the skin to relieve itching. It is not fully known how crotamiton works but it provides relief from itching for up to 10 hours. It is beneficial for the relief of itching after scabies has been treated with antiparasitic medicine.
Eurax Cream, which contains the active ingredient crotamiton, is effective in relieving itchiness that is associated with scabies and other skin conditions. It works best in relieving itchiness after treatment with antiparasitic medicine that leaves the skin itchy even after controlling the condition.
Eurax Cream is for use on the skin only. This medication should not be taken by mouth. Avoid letting the cream get into the eyes, face, mouth, vagina, and other parts of the skin that is raw, inflamed, or oozing with fluid.
Shake the bottle of Eurax before using.
For the treatment of scabies, take a bath or a shower before applying the cream. Remove first the crusted or scaly skin by rubbing gently. Dry with a towel. Apply a thin layer of the cream on the affected area of the skin, then massage gently from the chin down to the toes, particularly the skin creases or folds, the areas between the fingers and toes, and on the soles of the feet.
Trim your fingernails short before you apply the cream. Mites can live under the fingernails. Apply the cream under the fingernails using a toothbrush. After application, wrap the toothbrush you used in applying the cream and toss it. Never use the toothbrush in your mouth because it could result in poisoning.
Repeat the application of the cream after 24 hours. The next morning after application of the cream, change your clothing, bed sheets, and towels. Wash all the clothing and beddings that you used for the past three days before you start your treatment. Use hot water in your laundry and dry the items in the clothes dryer. The aim is to kill the mites that caused the scabies and prevent them from coming back.
Take a bath or a shower some 48 hours after your last application of the cream in order to remove the medication from your skin.
To treat other skin conditions other than scabies, apply a thin layer of the cream and massage gently on the affected areas until the cream is fully absorbed. Repeat as directed by your doctor or as needed, which could be twice or thrice daily.
Ask your doctor to prescribe other medications for the relief of itching once the scabies have been treated. Itching may persist for some more weeks.
For the treatment of scabies, the cream is to be applied from the chin down to the toes once every 24 hours.
For the treatment of other skin conditions other than scabies, the cream should be applied to the affected areas twice or thrice a day, or as directed by your doctor.
Every medicine could result in some unwanted side effects. The side effects of a medicine are not always experienced by everyone who uses the medicine.
Your doctor prescribed Eurax Cream because he has deemed the benefits to be greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who used Eurax Cream did not experience any of the side effects.
The use of Eurax Cream rarely results in a serious allergic reaction. If you experience the symptoms of an allergic reaction, stop using the cream and seek immediate medical attention.
The common side effect of the use of Eurax Cream is the worsening of the irritation of the skin such as redness and itching. If the side effect persists or gets worse, stop using the cream and immediately inform your doctor.
Before you start using Eurax Cream, inform your doctor if you are allergic to crotamiton or any of the inactive ingredients of the cream.
Tell your doctor about your medical history before you start using Eurax Cream.
Before having surgery or other medical or dental procedures, tell your healthcare professional that you are using Eurax Cream. Also, tell your healthcare professional about other medications that you are taking.
Do not use Eurax Cream if you are pregnant, if you believe you might be pregnant, or if you are planning to get pregnant. Consult first with your doctor before using Eurax Cream during pregnancy.
It is not known if Eurax Cream passed into breast milk. Consult your doctor before using Eurax Cream if you are breastfeeding.
The effects of a medicine can be altered when used with other medicines at the same time. The use of other medicines may also increase the risk of side effects from the use of Eurax Cream. Share with your doctor a list of all medications that you are taking before you start using Eurax Cream.
While using Eurax Cream, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicine you are taking without informing your doctor.
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