What is Oxiconazole Nitrate 1% Cream Auxerg®
Auxerg® Cream is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of the skin. It works by killing the fungus that causes infections such as athlete’s foot, Dhobie Itch, thrush, ringworm, and dry, flaky skin.
Auxerg® Cream should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need, it will not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects. Skin infections will usually get better after 2 to 4 weeks. Do not use the cream for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment. The effects of the medicine can be increased by keeping the affected area clean and dry, and washing hands before and after treating the infection. If you have athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.
The most common side effects of using this cream include a burning sensation and irritation, dryness, peeling or blistering of the skin. Occasionally it can cause thinning of your hair. These are not usually serious, but you should call your doctor if you think you might have a severe allergic reaction. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, feeling dizzy or faint and nausea. Get emergency help if this happens. Avoid direct contact of the medicine with your eyes. In the case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, but talk to your doctor before using it if you have recently used another medicine that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ask your doctor if it is safe.
Which and how to treat fungal infection?
Fungal infections can occur just about anywhere on the skin. These are some common fungal skin infections:
Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis). This infection can occur anywhere on the foot, but it often appears between the toes or on the bottoms or sides of the feet. Symptoms include:
- Itching, burning, and stinging
- Dryness and scaling on the soles and sides of the feet
- A scaly red rash between the toes
Jock itch (tinea cruris). The name might make you think that only athletes get jock itch, but it can affect anyone. Jock itch can cause a red, itchy, burning rash. Other symptoms include:
- A rash that is often ring-shaped
- Flaky or scaly skin
- A line of small, raised blisters appearing along the border
Ringworm (tinea corporis). Ringworm is not caused by worms. It gets its name because it often appears as a red circular rash with clearer skin in the middle. Other symptoms include:
- Itching (however, it may not itch)
- Patches with slightly raised borders that form circular rings resembling the outline of a snake or worm
The athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm are common fungal skin infections. Here are 2 ways that these infections may develop and spread:
- You catch a new fungal infection from someone or something else. You can get a fungal skin infection through direct contact with people or animals who have a fungal skin infection. You can also get a fungal skin infection by coming in contact with contaminated objects such as shoes, clothing, hairbrushes, bed linens, towels, floors, carpets, floor mats, or similar objects.
- Conditions on your skin encourage fungi to grow and cause symptoms. Fungi thrive when your skin is warm and moist. Sweating a lot and/or wearing tight-fitting clothing can allow fungi to grow, especially in the groin area and between the folds of the skin.