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Ketoconazole is the generic name of the cream and it is sold in brand names like Kuric and Nizoral. Ketoconazole cream is used in the treatment of fungal infections in the crotch and the perineum. It is also used in the treatment of inflammation of the scalp and candidiasis. Ketoconazole cream is available as 2% cream in 15 g, 30 g, and 60 g tubes.
In the treatment of candidiasis, the 2% ketoconazole cream is applied in the affected area once daily and also some of the surrounding area to get more effective treatment. With the start of the treatment you will find good improvement. But the treatment has to be continued for about two weeks so that the infection does not recur. If there is no improvement the diagnosis has to be done again. In the case of the inflammation of the scalp and dandruff the 2% ketoconazole cream has to be applied twice daily for about a month until the condition is cleared. You will see good results once you start using the cream. But make sure to complete the cycle even if you feel you are clear of those infections.
Athough there is not much side effect upon using Ketoconazole, some patients might develop irritation, itching, and some allergic reaction. Some people might get rashes. If you happen to get such allergic reactions, stop applying the medication and contact your physician for remedial measures. Any adverse reactions in children are not established until now. Hence it is better to not use this cream in children. Similarly using this cream with nursing mothers is also not known. It is better to decide whether using this cream is very essential in case of nursing mothers.
When you are using Ketoconazole make sure that you are not applying it accidentally in your eyes, nose, and mouth. Wash your eyes or nose or mouth with clean water if you applied it accidentally in those areas.
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