Eurax Cream

  • Crotamiton

Eurax Cream is a prescription topical treatment for skin irritation. It contains an ingredient called crotamiton, and is manufactured by Novartis.

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This cream contains 10% w/w crotamiton. It should be applied to the affected area two to three times per day as instructed.

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Eurax is a cream used to alleviate itchy skin, made by Novartis. It may be used by those experiencing dermatitis, eczema, a nettle rash, a rash caused by a mild allergic reaction, or irritation caused by an insect bite or sting. To buy Eurax in the UK, a prescription from a doctor is required.

Itchy skin can occur for a number of reasons, and can be a source of frustration for many. Otherwise known as pruritus, it can affect just about any part of the body. Someone who experiences itchiness will usually have to scratch the area, and may cause further irritation as a result. Episodes will typically pass in a short period but may persist in others, depending on what is causing it.

Symptoms of irritation such as itching can be due to an allergic reaction to something which has come into contact with the skin, such as a type of fabric or washing product. It may also come about as a result of eczema, or be a consequence of an insect sting or a bite. Often, these sorts of triggers can cause histamine and other chemicals to flood to the area affected, causing an inflammatory response which can cause itchiness, as well as redness and general discomfort.

Many cases of itching will not require medical advice, and will pass quickly. Sometimes, limiting contact with the triggering element can help to prevent itching from occurring. In cases where itching is severe, persistent or present in conjunction with other symptoms, then it is advisable to see a doctor.

They may be able to suggest measures which can eradicate the cause of the itch, by helping to identify the cause. However, it isn’t always possible to completely avoid contact with a trigger. In such cases, a doctor may prescribe treatment to provide relief when a flare-up is in progress.

In Eurax cream, the functioning constituent is a substance called crotamiton. The action of this treatment is not yet fully understood, but it is a versatile treatment for skin irritation and the list of side effects associated with it is not a long one. The version of Eurax available to buy from our UK-based pharmacy contains only crotamiton, however there is another version which also contains a corticosteroid.

Fill in our medical questionnaire to discover whether Eurax can help you overcome pruritus. It takes just a couple of minutes, and your answers will be screened by one of our resident doctors. Once your item has been confirmed as suitable for you, a prescription will be issued and sent to our pharmacy, where your order will be dispensed. Medicines are shipped by tracked courier, so that you can expect to receive your treatment within one working day of successful consultation.

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How to use Eurax Cream

Those using this treatment should make sure they understand their prescriber's directions beforehand, and follow the instructions in the patient information leaflet. It is important to do so, to reduce the likelihood of side effects and help the medication to work at its optimum capacity.

  1. Use as directed by your prescriber.
  2. This will typically be two or three applications to the area affected per day.
  3. Relief will be provided for six to ten hours after each dose.
  4. It should not be applied to cracked skin, the eyes or the area around the eyes.
  5. Do not exceed the amount prescribed.
  6. If you miss a dose, do not double up on your next one. Simply carry on using the cream as normal.

This is only a summary of the directions you will need to follow when using this item. For more detailed instructions, please refer to those provided with the cream.

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Eurax Cream side effects

The most commonly associated side effect of this medication is skin irritation. If you notice any signs of an allergic reaction or other serious side effects, notify your doctor as soon as possible. More information is available in the leaflet supplied.

Taking it with other medicines

Let your prescriber know during consultation if you are using any other treatments.

Conditions to look out for

It is important to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you have or have had in the past when completing our questionnaire, so that they can determine whether or not this item is suitable for you to use.

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Can I still drink alcohol?

Yes, it is not likely that alcohol will inhibit the function of this item.

Will I still be able to drive?

Yes, providing you experience no symptoms which may influence your ability to do so safely. If you do, refrain from driving and see a doctor.

Can I take the medicine while pregnant?

It is not recommended for use during pregnancy, and should only be used while breastfeeding on the advice of a doctor.

How should I store it?

Keep it in a secure place, below 25°C and outside of the reach of children.

Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?

This item contains the following ingredients: crotamiton BP 10%, methyl hydroxybenzoate, phenylethyl alcohol, glycerol, triethanolamine, sodium lauryl sulphate, ethylene glycol monostearate, stearyl alcohol, strong ammonia solution, stearic acid, hard paraffin, white beeswax and perfume.

Do not use it if you are allergic to any of the substances listed.

Is it available over-the-counter?

To buy Eurax from our online pharmacy, you will require a prescription. Complete our health assessment, and once your order has been approved, a prescription will be issued and sent to our pharmacy on your behalf.

Is it right for me?

Find out by taking our consultation today. A qualified physician will review your answers before issuing a prescription. Medicines are prepared at our trusted UK pharmacy and shipped by secure next-day parcel, so that you don’t have to wait more than one working day before receiving your item.

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