In the treatment of tinea pedis (athlete’s foot, a fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes), the drug sertaconazole is utilized. Sertaconazole is a medicine that belongs to a family of pharmaceuticals known as imidazoles. It acts by inhibiting the development of fungi that are responsible for the infection.
What is the proper way to administer this medication?
Why are Sertaconazole (Zalain, Oflomicol) suppositories prescribed during pregnancy? Sertaconazole is available as a cream that is used topically on the skin. This treatment is typically done twice a day for four weeks. Use sertaconazole cream at the same time every day, if at all possible. Continue to carefully read and follow the recommendations on your prescription label, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any parts of the instructions that you do not understand. Sertaconazole should be taken precisely as prescribed. Avoid exceeding or decreasing the recommended dosage or using it more often than your doctor has instructed.
During the first two weeks of your therapy, you should notice a reduction in your symptoms. Even if your condition improves, you should continue to take sertaconazole cream. You may not be healed of your infection if you stop using sertaconazole cream too soon. If this happens, your symptoms may reappear. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, you should see your physician.
Sertaconazole cream is intended for external application only. It is important not to consume the drug, which should be kept away from your eyes, nostrils (nose), mouth (lips), vaginal (vaginal region), and rectal area (rectal area).
Cleaning the afflicted area and allowing it to dry before gently massaging the cream into the skin will provide the best results. After using the sertaconazole cream, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. If your doctor has instructed you to use bandages, dressings, or wraps, follow his or her instructions.
This medication has a variety of other applications.
The use of sertaconazole cream can be beneficial in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm; a fungal skin infection that causes a red, scaly rash on various parts of the body), tinea cruris (jock itch; a fungal infection of the skin in the groin or buttocks), tinea versicolor (a fungal infection that causes brown or light-colored spots on the chest, back, arms, legs, or neck), and tine (a fungal infection on the hands). It is also possible to treat yeast infections of the skin using sertaconazole topical cream. Consult your doctor about the risks associated with taking this medication to treat your illness.