Uses / Indications:
Interactions / Warnings:
No interaction found/established
How to use:
How it works:
Ketofine cream is used to treat skin infections which may appear on the feet (athleteâ€™s foot), in the groin area (jock itch) or between skin folds (sweat rash infected with a yeast infection â€œthrushâ€). It is also used for candida infections of skin and nails. The cream rapidly relieves the itching caused due to these fungal infections.
Q. Is Ketofine a steroid cream?
No, Ketofine is not a steroid cream. It is an anti-fungal medicine and belongs to the imidazole class of medicines. It works by slowing the growth of the fungi that cause infection.
Q. What are the side effects of Ketofine cream?
The common side effects of Ketofine cream are application site burning, redness and itching. The application site may also develop some uncommon side effects such as discomfort, dryness, bleeding, severe allergic reactions, urticaria or hives, rash, skin exfoliation, sticky skin, prickling sensation, or inflammation.
Q. For how long should I leave Ketofine on my face?
In case of seborrheic dermatitis, you may use Ketofine on the face. After applying Ketofine on your face, do not wash it with water for at least 3 hours.
Q. Can I use a steroid cream along with Ketofine cream?
It is recommended that you use a mild steroid ointment like hydrocortisone cream/ointment in the morning and apply Ketofine cream in the evening. You can then stop using the steroid cream gradually over 2-3 weeks. But, if you have used a potent corticosteroid for seborrheic dermatitis, let 2 weeks elapse before you apply Ketofine cream to prevent skin sensitization.
Q. How should Ketofine cream be applied?
Wash the affected area thoroughly with water and then dry it. Apply a thin layer of the cream on the affected area. Wash your hands carefully (until and unless your hands are also affected) after applying the cream. This will prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the body or other people.
Q. For how long do I need to apply the Ketofine cream?
You should use Ketofine cream for as long as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is to be used for 2-4 weeks for jock itch and sweat rash and 2-6 weeks for athleteâ€™s foot. Do not stop using it even if your symptoms have disappeared because the infection may reappear if not properly treated.
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