Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton)
What is Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) used for?
Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) is a type of medication known as a scabicide. It is used as a treatment for scabies, an infection of the skin caused by tiny mites which burrows under the skin, causing itching, blisters and bumps. This cream kills the mites responsible for causing scabies, while also relieving itching caused by scabies. It is also used to treat itching or burning caused by other conditions affecting the skin.
How should I use Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton)?
If you are using Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) to treat scabies, you may be told by your physician to apply a thin layer of this cream to your body, covering all body parts from the neck all the way down to the feet, including the soles. Ensure that your skin is dry before applying the cream. Gently rub in the cream, and leave it on the skin for 24 hours, after which a second dose of cream should be applied, without washing the body. You should completely wash off the cream 48 hours after the last time you apply it. Patients treating itching caused by other conditions should completely rub the cream into the areas requiring treatment, repeating this process as directed or as required.
What are the side effects of Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton)?
Side effects of Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) include:
You should inform your physician if you notice any side effects while using this cream.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.