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Canesten Fungal Infection Cream, 20G

  • Fast Relief from irritation and itching
  • Treats fungal skin infections & Yeast Infections
  • Can be to treat ringworm, nappy rash and athlete's foot
  • Active ingredient: clotrimazole 1% w/w
  • Suitable for  Adults, Children & Babies

  • Canesten antifungal clotrimazole cream is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, fungal nappy rash, and fungal sweat rash.
  • It is also used to relieve irritation on the vulva or penis as a result of thrush.


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  • Canesten antifungal clotrimazole cream is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, fungal nappy rash, and fungal sweat rash.
  • It is also used to relieve irritation on the vulva or penis as a result of thrush.

Canesten Fungal Infection Cream, 20G

Canesten Fungal Infection Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external female thrush) or the end of the penis, which may be associated with male thrush.

The active substance in Canesten Antifungal Cream is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of fungal skin infections

You can help the treatment to work if you follow these simple self-help tips:
• Although the infected area will itch, try not to scratch. Scratching will damage the surface of the skin and cause the infection to spread further.
• Keep the affected skin areas clean.
• Pay particular attention to drying the skin, but avoid excessive rubbing.
• Do not share towels, bath mats, etc. with other people as you could spread the infection to them.
• Always wash your hands after treating the infection to prevent it from spreading.
If you have athlete’s foot:
• Remember to dry the skin between the toes thoroughly.
• Wash your socks, stockings, and tights thoroughly in hot water to remove any shed skin or fungal spores.
• Change your footwear daily if possible

Common types of Fungal skin Infections

Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that affects the feet. You can usually treat it with creams, sprays or powders from a pharmacy, but it can keep coming back.

One of the main symptoms of an Athlete’s foot is itchy white patches between your toes.

It can also cause sore and flaky patches on your feet.

The skin can look red, but this may be less noticeable on brown or black skin.

Sometimes the skin on your feet may become cracked or bleed.

Athlete’s feet can also affect the soles or sides of your feet. It sometimes causes fluid-filled blisters.


Ringworm is a common fungal infection. It’s not caused by worms. You can usually buy medicine from a pharmacy to treat it.

The main symptom of ringworm is a rash. It may look red, silver, or darker than the surrounding skin, depending on your skin tone.

The rash may be scaly, dry, swollen, or itchy.

Ringworm can appear anywhere on the body, including the scalp (tinea capitis) and groin (jock itch).

It can be passed on through close contact


Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects men and women. It’s usually harmless but it can be uncomfortable and keep coming back. It is not classed as a sexually transmitted infection (STI).


  • white vaginal discharge (often like cottage cheese), which does not usually smell
  • itching and irritation around the vagina
  • soreness and stinging during sex or when you pee


  • irritation, burning and redness around the head of the penis and under the foreskin
  • a white discharge (like cottage cheese)
  • an unpleasant smell
  • difficulty pulling back the foreskin


Thrush can affect other areas of skin, such as the armpits, groin, and between the fingers.

This usually causes a red, itchy or painful rash that scales over with white or yellow discharge. The rash may not be so obvious on darker skin.

Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use Canesten Fungal Infection Cream?

Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Canesten Fungal Infection Cream without speaking to a doctor or Dock Pharmacy pharmacist

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Price of  Canesten Fungal Infection Cream in UK

Can you buy Canesten Fungal Infection Cream Over the counter?

Canesten Fungal Infection Cream is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Canesten Antifungal Cream but you might be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket.

Where Can you Buy Canesten Fungal Infection Cream?

You can buy Canesten Fungal Infection Cream at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.

Patient Information Leaflet





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How To Use

HOW TO USE Canesten Fungal Infection Cream

If Canesten Antifungal Cream has been prescribed for you by your doctor, follow any instructions he/she may have given you. If you purchased this product without a prescription, follow these directions closely:
• Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press.
• If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying the cream.
• Canesten Antifungal Cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily and rubbed in gently.
• A strip of cream (1/2 cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand.
• The duration of the treatment depends upon the type of infection. Generally a minimum of two weeks is required, although up to four weeks may be necessary.
• If you have athlete’s foot, it may help to use an antifungal dusting powder as well. Ask your doctor or
pharmacist to recommend one.
The symptoms of skin infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment although signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor

Delivery Options

Delivery options

All deliveries are subject to the availability of the product and product sale conditions been met.

Order & Collect
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UK Delivery

Standard Delivery within the UK £3.50 Delivery time 3-4 days
First Class Delivery within the UK £5.90 Delivery time 1-2 days
Priority Delivery within the UK £7.10. Next day delivery by 1pm. Order must be placed by 1pm. Priority delivery is only available Monday to Thursday.

Europe Delivery

Standard Delivery within EEC from £12.50 Delivery time up to 5 days depending on the local delivery service within your country.
Expedited Delivery within EEC £39.50 Delivery time 2 days. Delivery by DHL, UPS or TNT.

Rest of the World

Standard Delivery Rest of the World from £16.10 Delivery Time 10 – 15 Days
Expedited Delivery Rest of the World £55.09 Delivery 5 days. Delivery service by DHL, TNT or UPS

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Product Details

Product Information

Do not use Canesten® Antifungal Cream:
• If you (or your baby if treating nappy rash) are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol, of Canesten Antifungal Cream.
Important information about some of the
This product contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin irritation (e.g. rash, itching or redness).
Special precautions:
As with other creams, Canesten Antifungal Cream may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. Consequently, if you are using this cream on the vulva or penis, you should use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Fungal Infection Cream. If you have informed your doctor or midwife already, follow his/her instructions carefully.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, Canesten Antifungal Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the cream. If you or your baby are allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you start using it. If you or your baby experience an allergic reaction, stop using Canesten Antifungal Cream and tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident
and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital. Signs of an allergic reaction may include:
• Rash.
• Swallowing or breathing problems.
• Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
• Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint.
• Nausea.
After you apply the cream you might experience:
• Itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, redness or peeling of skin.


Clotrimazole 1% w/w.

Excipient with known effect: cetostearyl alcohol


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