Athlete’s foot is a very common skin infection caused by fungus, and you can treat it easily with an antifungal medicine applied directly onto the infected area. There are several Canesten® products available to treat your athlete’s foot.
Depending on the product, recommended treatment time varies from 1 to 4 weeks. The symptoms of the skin infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment with the Canesten® Clotrimazole Cream 1%. If the symptoms do not improve within 7 days, please consult your doctor.
Signs and symptoms of fungal skin infections may vary depending on the area infected or the fungal species involved. Athlete’s foot, a common fungal skin infection, typically presents with reddening and intense itching between the toes1. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Canesten® Clotrimazole Cream 1% is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot, white spots, ringworm, fungal infection of the area around the nails, fungal infection of the skin folds, and skin redness/irritation (Erythrasma)1. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
1. Local Canesten® Clotrimazole Cream 1% Product Information Leaflet
Yes you can, though you’re seven times more likely to get an infection on one of your toenails than on one of your fingernails. This is because the environment your feet are in, (moist socks and shoes, public changing rooms or swimming pool floors) are where the fungi that cause nail fungal infections are most often found.
Yes, it is contagious and if you don't treat the infection, there's a chance it will spread to other nails, so it is important to start your treatment as early as possible. It is best to avoid changing rooms, swimming pools and nail/beauty salons while you have a nail fungal infections to prevent the infection from spreading.
The best way to avoid future fungal nail infections is to take good care of your feet and nails. For example, always dry your feet carefully, and wear flip flops in swimming pools or public changing rooms.
Not usually, as jock itch is normally found around the groin area, inner thighs and buttocks, not your genitalia. If you have a rash on your scrotum and/or your penis, it’s best to see your doctor so you get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Yes. If your pet has patches of missing fur, it could be ringworm. Check your pets for signs of the infection, and take them to the vet immediately if you notice any visible symptoms. If you come across an animal that you think is infected you should stay away to avoid getting the infection yourself.
Candidal sweat rash may not go away on its own; you may need to use an antifungal product to treat it. If your sweat rash is inflamed, you can use a soothing treatment that also tackles the infection. For more information, visit our treatment page.
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Candida albicans is the main causative agent of vaginal yeast infection, though other yeast species may be involved as well. These fungi are part of the natural vaginal microenvironment without causing symptoms in about 20% of healthy women. 
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Women of reproductive age are more susceptible to vaginal yeast infection.
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