Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton)
What is Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) used for?
Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) is a topical scabicide prescribed to treat patients with scabies. The medication operates by killing the mites responsible for causing scabies while reducing irritation and itchiness. This action may also make it useful for treating other minor irritation caused by nettle rash, sunburn, or insect bites. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton)?
Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) should be applied as directed by your doctor and the instructions included with the packaging to get the best results from treatment. The medicine is normally applied once every twenty four hours for two to three days. Your individual directions will depend on your age, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Before applying the medicine, it is important to thoroughly shower, scrub off any crusted or scaly skin, and dry the skin thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the skin all over the body and thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water to prevent the cream from contacting the face or mucous membranes. Remove, wash in warm water, or dry clean any clothes and bedding used while infected with scabies to eliminate any remaining mites. Shower once each 24 hour period to remove the old medication before reapplying the cream. Ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton)?
The use of Cratorax Cream (Crotamiton) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may occur during treatment are severe pain or signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) should not be used by patients who are allergic to crotamiton, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have severe skin sores. Also inform your doctor about any chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected problems to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your treatment.
Strictly use Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.