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Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream

Canesten hydrocortisone cream is a medicated cream used in the treatment of fungal infections of the skin and other conditions such as ringworm and athlete’s foot. It helps to reduce the irritation and swelling associated with skin infections and eventually helps to clear the infection completely. Canesten hydrocortisone cream contains clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate which is a type of mild steroid that reduces inflammation and the associated effects of this.


When used correctly, this is a very effective treatment for a range of infections and your symptoms should start to improve with a few days. Do not use for more than 7 days.


Canesten hydrocortisone cream is available to buy online at Doctor 4 U. You will need to answer some questions to ensure this medicine is suitable for you.>/p>

Prices start from £11.99 for 15g



Last Patient Information Leaflet Review: 22/07/2020



Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream Patient Information Leaflet

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  • Broken skin
  • A large area of skin
  • Cold sores 
  • Acne
  • An untreated bacterial skin infection
  • A vaccination reaction
  • Shingles
  • Chicken Pox
  • Rosacea
  • Herpes
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  • You shouldn't use this treatment for more than 7 days without seeing your own GP
  • You shouldn't cover the treated area with a dressing or bandage
  • You should wash your hands before and after applying the cream
  • If you're using this treatment in or around the genital area, it may cause condoms and diaphragms to be less effective, and you should use additional methods of contraception during, and for 5 days after treatment.
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  • You have an allergy to hydrocortisone or clotrimazole
  • You've used this treatment before and suffered from serious side effects
  • You're already using hydroortisone or clotrimazole as a cream in the same area
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What is Canesten hydrocortisone cream and what is it used for?

Canesten hydrocortisone cream is a targeted treatment for fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot and ringworm, it may also be used to treat thrush, nappy rash, fungal infections of the breast fold (intertrigo), jock itch, and fungal sweat rash. Fungi and bacteria thrive in damp, warm areas such as in between folds of skin and can make these areas sore, red, itchy, and inflamed. Canesten hydrocortisone cream is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory.

How does it work?

This medicine contains two active ingredients known as clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate which are key to reducing the uncomfortable symptoms and clearing the infection. Clomitrazole is a type of anti-fungal medicine that belongs to a group of medicines known as imidazoles and it works by killing the fungus to treat the infection. It does this by putting holes in the cell membrane of the fungus so that the contents that are essential for its survival leak out and eventually destroy it. The other key ingredient, hydrocortisone acetate, helps to reduce the inflammation and uncomfortable symptoms associated with a fungal infection. This steroid medication reduces swelling, redness, and itching.

Canesten hydrocortisone cream for thrush

Thrush is a fungal infection that can affect the vagina, penis, and the mouth, however, you should not use this medicine to treat oral thrush, it should be used externally and should not be put in the mouth or swallowed. This type of antifungal medication is a topical cream and is specifically designed to treat irritation and infection of the vulva or the end of the penis that is caused by thrush.

If you’re using this cream on the genital area, rubber methods of contraception such as condoms may be affected. It may make them less effective so you should use alternative methods of contraception for at least 5 days after using this cream to prevent pregnancy.

Who is this medicine suitable for?

Canesten hydrocortisone cream is suitable for adults who have been diagnosed with the following fungal infections:

  • Thrush
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Ring worm
  • Jock itch
  • Fungal infection of the breast fold (intertrigo)
  • Fungal sweat rash

This cream may also be used to treat nappy rash in babies, however, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist it is a safe and suitable treatment for your baby and to be sure that the nappy rash is caused by a fungal infection.

Who should not use this cream?

In certain circumstances some people may be unsuitable to use Canesten hydrocortisone cream, in particular, those who are allergic to clotrimazole, hydrocortisone, or any of the other ingredients in this cream. Allergic reactions can be severe and potentially life-threatening, so if you are aware that you are allergic to this cream you must avoid using it.

This cream should also not be used on certain types of skin conditions such as:

  • Broken skin
  • Large areas of the skin
  • Cold sores or acne
  • Shingles
  • Chickenpox
  • Herpes
  • Rosacea
  • Untreated bacterial skin infections such as syphilis or tuberculosis
  • reactions from a vaccination

Can I use this cream if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you have a fungal skin infection while pregnant or breastfeeding it’s best to see your doctor before purchasing medicine. Your doctor will advise on the best treatment that is safe for you and your unborn baby.

Side effects of Canesten hydrocortisone cream

As with all medicines, side effects can occur. A serious but rare side effect is an allergic reaction which may show symptoms that include a rash, difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the lips, face, throat, tongue, you may also experience a feeling of weakness, nausea, and dizziness. This is a serious and sometimes severe side effect and you should stop using this cream immediately if this happens and see a doctor or go to A&E immediately.

After applying the cream it’s possible that you may experience some irritation and discomfort with itching, a rash, blistering, swelling, and redness. Side effects are likely to occur with prolonged use and on large areas of skin, using the cream in this way could cause thinning or whitening of the skin, an acne-like rash, excessive hair growth, broken veins, or secondary infections.

If side effects become too uncomfortable to deal with or are severe you should speak to your GP before continuing with the treatment.

How to use Canesten hydrocortisone cream to treat fungal skin infections

Make sure the area is clean and dry before applying the cream, particularly when applying it to your feet. Canesten HC cream should always be applied thinly, apply around 1cm of cream to the affected area twice a day and rub it in gently. Be careful not to apply the cream on broken skin or cuts and do not use it for more than 7 days. It’s important that you don’t cover the area with anything like a bandage or dressing as this will increase the amount of medicine that is absorbed into the body which could increase the risk of side effects.

How to buy Canesten hydrocortisone cream online

You can buy this medicine safely online at Doctor 4 U, to do so you will need to complete a short online medical consultation which will be reviewed by one of our GMC (General Medical Council) registered doctors, and if you are deemed suitable for this treatment your prescription will be dispensed in our UK-based pharmacy and sent to you via a secure courier service. Our process is used to ensure that this medicine is safe and suitable for you.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Dosage Instructions
Apply thinly to the affected area twice a day.
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Delivery Charges

The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service

standard UK delivery within 3-5 working days

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UK Express Delivery, £2.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using the Express delivery service* (deliveries are made Monday - Saturday)

If you order after 12pm, your order will be dispatched the next working day and will be with you within 48 hours once dispatched. This excludes weekends and bank holidays

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Anytime, £4.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Special Delivery Service, which includes Saturday deliveries.

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 1pm, £7.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 1pm next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 9am, £14.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 9am next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

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Unfortunately, we can't process orders from outside the UK at this time.


Terms and Conditions

Delivery options exclude Bank Holidays, public holidays and Sundays.All deliveries are subject to Doctor-4-u successfully receiving payment and prescription being approved by the doctor.

All purchases require additional approval, which will involve completion of an online questionnaire and any subsequent approval.

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