Canesten® Hydrocortisone Athlete’s Foot 1% w/w Cream

Canesten® Hydrocortisone Athlete’s Foot 1% w/w Cream is a triple action athlete’s foot treatment which is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.

This is the only treatment you can buy that is formulated with a combination of clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate. The active ingredient clotrimazole is anti-fungal to treat the fungi that causes your athlete’s foot as well as being anti-bacterial to help get rid of the bacteria that can cause your feet to smell. Hydrocortisone acetate is anti-inflammatory to provide rapid relief from itching and inflammation.

It can be used to treat athlete's foot and fungal infected skin folds (Candidal Intertrigo) when there are additional symptoms of inflammation (such as swelling, redness and itching).

Triple action

The triple-action formula is:

  • Anti-fungal – to treat the fungi that causes your athlete’s foot
  • Anti-bacterial – to help get rid of the bacteria that can cause your feet to smell
  • Anti-inflammatory - to provide rapid relief from itching and inflammation
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What is athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that affects the skin on your feet. It is caused by fungi that thrive in warm and moist environments like changing rooms, showers and public pools. Walking barefoot in these places can put you at greater risk. Athlete’s foot usually occurs between your toes, but it can also affect the soles and sides of your feet.

Good to know!

You don’t have to be an athlete to get infected, athlete’s foot is very common. Athlete’s foot may feel uncomfortable, but in most cases there’s nothing to worry about and it can be treated easily.

Common symptoms of athlete’s foot

You might have athlete’s foot if you notice:

  • Burning or itchy feet and toes
  • Scaly, very dry, cracked or peeling feet
  • A scaly, red foot rash 
  • Softening or whitening of the skin between your toes
  • Cracked skin between your toes that may bleed
  • Smelly feet

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Canesten®

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Effective

Works to treat the root of the infection and relieve symptoms.

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Reliable

Effectiveness based on decades of science and innovation.

How to use?

Apply the cream thinly and evenly to the affected area twice a day and smooth in gently. Canesten® Hydrocortisone Athlete’s Foot 1% w/w Cream is to be used for a maximum of 7 days. 

Don’t forget!

Even if your symptoms seem to be clearing up, you should complete the full course of treatment to ensure the infection is treated.

When you have athlete's foot

Athlete’s foot infections can get worse if left untreated. That’s why you shouldn’t ignore it:

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Athlete's foot is unlikely to get better on its own. Treat it, don’t hide it.

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An infection doesn’t disappear just because symptoms do. You should complete the full course of treatment to ensure the infection is treated.

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Start treatment sooner rather than later to prevent it from spreading to other areas of your body.

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If untreated, athlete’s foot can spread to other parts of your body and cause other types of fungal skin infections. Athlete’s foot can spread to the groin and cause jock itch or to the toenails and cause a fungal nail infection.

Care about your loved ones

Athlete’s foot is very contagious. It can spread to other parts of your body or to other people. Here are a few things you can do to help prevent spreading it to your loved ones: 

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Don’t share towels, socks or shoes.

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Wash your hands after applying the treatment to prevent the fungal infection from spreading.

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Tell your loved ones about the infection so they take similar precautions.

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Help them with Canesten® treatment if needed.

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Let Canesten® help you get back to you

Take control of your athlete’s foot with Canesten®

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Kick off your shoes with confidence and don’t miss a thing.

At Canesten® we have been pioneering anti-fungal solutions for decades

  We offer reliable treatments and helpful tips so you can get things fixed yourself easily.

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