Fucidin H Cream
- Treats eczema and psoriasis
- Helps with broken and infected skin
- Fast acting and dual action treatment
- Short term use only
Fucidin H Cream
Fucidin H cream is a dual action prescription cream for treating infections associated with eczema and psoriasis.
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Buy Fucidin H Cream Online
Fucidin H Cream can be ordered from our UK registered online prescribing service. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire as part of your order. This helps our prescribers make sure it is safe and suitable to prescribe for you.
If approved by our medical team, our pharmacy team will receive a prescription. This will be dispensed and dispatched to your delivery address. Only people currently prescribed this by their GP can request this medicine.
What is Fucidin H Cream?
Fucidin H cream is a dual action treatment for skin conditions containing two active ingredients, one is a steroid called hydrocortisone and the other is an antibiotic called fusidic acid. It is commonly used to treat skin conditions with inflammation, like eczema, that have become infected with bacteria.
It is particularly beneficial if the skin has become broken and infected. The strength of Fusidic acid is 2% and hydrocortisone 1% in this formulation.
How does Fucidin H Cream work?
With an eczema flare up the skin barrier is damaged and the skin can become inflamed, swollen, and itchy. A flare-up also causes the skin to become broken and cracked and this makes it easier for bacteria to enter the skin and cause an infection. Signs of infected eczema include weeping skin, a crust on the surface of the skin, and fever.
The two ingredients help in different ways to treat an infected eczema flare-up. Hydrocortisone is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid. These are used to treat the usual symptoms of eczema such as inflammation, swelling, and itching.
Fusidic acid is an antibiotic ingredient. This treats the infection by killing the bacteria causing the infection.
What conditions can Fucidin H Cream be used to treat?
Fucidin H can be used to treat dry skin conditions which may also have a secondary bacterial infection. These conditions can include:
- Atopic eczema
- Primary irritant dermatitis
- Allergic dermatitis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
Fucidin H Cream is a sensible choice of treatment where the organism is known to be or believed to be sensitive to fusidic acid.
How to use Fucidin H Cream?
Fucidin H is formulated to be applied topically to the affected skin only.
The cream should be applied sparingly to the affected area, taking care not to get too much on the surrounding healthy skin. Application of the cream is usually cream is usually twice a day until the condition has improved. Once the symptoms have settled, treatment should be discontinued or switched to a less potent preparation.
Continuous treatment with Fucidin H should be for no longer than two weeks. If you have not seen any improvement in your condition within this timeframe then this should be reviewed by your GP.
Fucidin H can be used in all age groups including children and the elderly. The cream should always be used in accordance with the prescriber's instructions.
Who cannot use Fucidin H Cream?
Do not use Fucidin H cream if:
- If you have a known allergy to any of the active ingredients or the excipients within the cream
- If you have an untreated skin infection (viral, bacterial or fungal) or an infection which is being treated but is uncontrolled
- A systemic fungal infection
- Symptoms of the skin which could be related to tuberculosis or syphilis (either untreated or uncontrolled)
- Rosacea or perioral dermatitis
Long-term continuous treatment with Fucidin H Cream should be avoided as this can lead to skin atrophy. Depending on site of administration, systemic absorption is possible. Special care should be taken to avoid any contact with the eyes or the area surrounding the eyes. Other factors which may contribute towards systemic absorption include:
- How long the drug treatment is likely to be
- If you are applying the cream to a large surface area
- Use on thin skin such as the face
- Use on broken skin
Fucidin H should be with extreme care in children because they are more likely to absorb the drug systemically compared to adults. As with other antibiotics, continuous use or repeated use has been linked with bacterial resistance to fusidic acid.
Fucidin H Cream Uses
Fucidin H Cream is a skin cream that is most commonly used to treat infected eczema and other infected skin conditions. The medication contains two vital ingredients: hydrocortisone and fusidic acid.
Fusidic acid is an antibiotic. This means it kills bacteria and germs that cause infection on the skin. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid. As such, it reduces swelling, redness, and itchiness of your skin.
Together, hydrocortisone and fusidic acid provide an effective treatment for skin conditions that cause inflammation and infection.
In the United Kingdom, Fucidin H Cream is available as a prescription-only medicine in 30g and 60g tubes.
Can I buy Fucidin H Cream online?
Fucidin H cream can be purchased online from Cloud Pharmacy to treat infected skin conditions (such as eczema or dermatitis) that has been previously diagnosed and treated by your doctor. It is an antibiotic cream containing fusidic acid 2% that specifically treats infected eczema over a seven to ten day course.
What is Fucidin H cream used for?
Fucidin H is used to treat inflammatory skin conditions, like eczema, that have developed bacterial infections. It can also be used to treat contact dermatitis and seborrhoeic dermatitis that has become infected.
How long does Fucidin H take to work?
You should start to notice the affected skin improve within a few days of using Fucidin H. Signs that the skin is improving may include less redness, less weeping, and less inflammation. If the skin has not improved or is worse after 7 days of using Fucidin H, talk to your doctor.
What is the difference between Fucidin and Fucidin H?
Fucidin H cream contains hydrocortisone and fusidic acid. Fucidin only contains fusidic acid, meaning it is an antibiotic cream but not a steroid cream. It is also known as fusidic acid cream or ointment. This is used to treat skin infections.
Is Fucidin H an antibiotic cream?
Yes, Fucidin H contains the active ingredient fusidic acid which is an antibiotic. This kills bacteria and helps to treat infections.
Can I buy Fucidin H cream over the counter?
Fucidin H cream is a prescription-only medicine and is not available over the counter. It can be requested to order from our online clinic. Our prescribers ask you to complete an online medical assessment. This allows them to make sure Fucidin H cream is appropriate and safe to prescribe for you.
You can speak to our customer service team if you need help with your order.
Fucidin H Cream Side Effects
Fucidin H is generally safe to use and the incidence of side effects is extremely low. However, as with all medication, there is the possibly some patients will experience some ill effects.
The most commonly reported side effect is itchy skin (pruritus) or a burning sensation at the site of administration. Other hypersensitivity reactions and localised skin reactions (eczema, dermatitis) have also been reported.
Systemic absorption may lead to Cushing’s Syndrome or hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis suppression. Contact with the eyes can lead to the development of glaucoma, cataracts or blurred vision.
Fucidin H cream contains two active ingredients:
- Hydrocortisone acetate 1%
- Fusidic acid 2%
The cream is white in appearance.