Contains the active ingredient : Betamethasone Valerate 0.05%, Gentamicin Sulfate 0.1%, Tolnaftate 1%, Iodochlorhydroxyquin 1%
Betamethasone is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid.
Corticosteroids (also known as steroids) are medicines used for reducing inflammation. Skin inflammation may occur as a result of an allergic reaction, or irritation of the skin. It is caused by the immune system releasing substances that make blood vessels in the skin widen. This makes the irritated area become red, swollen, itchy and painful, as is seen in dermatitis or eczema.
When betamethasone is applied to the skin it acts inside cells to decrease the release of these inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness and itching.
Tolnaftate is an antifungal medicine used to treat skin infections caused by fungi.
Antifungal medicines kill fungi by interfering with their cell membranes, causing holes to appear in the fungal cell membrane.
Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin ) has antifungal and antibacterial actions. It works by preventing the growth and multiplication of the organisms.
What is it used for ?
Dermal fungal infections.
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis).
Fungal infection of the groin, ie jock itch (tinea cruris).
Ringworm (tinea corporis).
Fungal nappy rash caused by infection with Candida albicans.
Sweat rash caused by infection with Candida albicans.
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Size : 15 g /tube