Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that is used to help treat a variety of conditions including athlete's foot, ringworm, diaper rash, vaginal yeast infections, and jock itch. This antifungal product can be found in the form of sprays and ointments for topical application. Though clotrimazole is usually sold as an over the counter product, for more severe fungal infections you should see your doctor.
As a cream, Clotrimazole is used to help treat the symptoms of athlete's foot and other fungal infections. If used correctly, patients should begin to have help with relief from some symptoms of their infection such as redness, dryness, and itching. If no relief is seen after 2-4 weeks of continued use you should contact your doctor. The cream may give patients relief from many of the symptoms associated with some of the most common fungal infections. It is also used to help stop the spread of the infection to other parts of the body.
Topical products containing clotrimazole should be used on the skin only.. First, clean and thoroughly dry the affected area, then apply the medication directly to the skin. Follow the directions as listed on the packaging or as directed by your doctor. Never apply Clotrimazole to the eyes, nose, or mouth. Use it at the same time each day for best results. ontinue to apply to the product based on package directions or as instructed by your doctor.
Unless otherwise directed by a doctor, you should apply Clotrimazole to the skin at least twice per day. It's recommended that you apply the second dose before bedtime to help with healing. You will need to use the medication regularly for best results. Continue to use the product until the infection is gone. If your infection worsens at any time during treatment or does not improve after 2 weeks (jock itch) or 4 weeks (athlete’s foot or ringworm), contact your doctor for further instructions and care recommendations.