What is Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream?

Canesten offers a range of products to prevent and treat intimate and fungal conditions. The Hydrocortisone cream Canesten offers is used to treat athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) and fungal sweat rash, by easing symptoms such as swelling, redness and itching.

What are the key benefits of Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream?

This is an easy to use, external treatment for athlete’s foot and sweat rashes in folds of skin.

How does Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream work?

The cream’s active ingredients are clotrimazole, an anti-fungal medicine for treating infections and yeasts, and hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid that relieves inflammation. Clotrimazole works by preventing the fungi producing ergosterol, a vital part of fungal cell membranes, and causes holes to appear in the membrane. Meanwhile, the hydrocortisone stops skin cells producing inflammatory chemicals released when the skin reacts to irritation.