Itch Guard is an anti-fungal medication used to treat itching and rashes commonly associated with candida or fungal infections such as genitals, vaginal infection, groin, jock itch, eczema athlete’s foot, ringworm, and yeast infections. Get to know how Itch Guard works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Itch Guard is not suggested.
Itch Guard composition and active ingredients
Itch Guard contains Clotrimazole Topical, Boric Acid Topical, and Ichtyolammonium topical as active ingredients.
It contains Clotrimazole topical that helps in preventing the growth of fungus by removing its protective wall. Itch Guard shows its action by inhibiting the growth of candida; treating the inflammation of vagina; possessing anti-inflammatory activity; treating atopic eczema. It is manufactured & marketed by Paras Pharma.
How does it work?
Clotrimazole is an active ingredient which works by killing the individual fungal cells by altering the permeability of fungus cell wall. It binds to phospholipids and inhibits ergosterols required for cell wall production. It improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
- Inhibiting the growth of fungi.
- Possessing anti-inflammatory activity; treating atopic eczema
- Treating the inflammation of the vagina.
Itch Guard Uses
Itch Guard is generally used to treat fungal infections but there are several other uses where it could be taken:-
- Fungal Infections
- Vaginal Infection
- Athlete’s Foot
- Oral Thrush
- Jock Itch
- Fungal infection of genitals (penis, groin)
- Diaper rash
- Superficial fungal infection
- Inflamed eyelids
- Ear infections
- Acne rosacea
- Fungal infections of toes
- Fungal infections of vulva
- Yeast infection
Please do not use this cream because someone has used it with similar symptoms. Please consult a dermatologist or physician a before using this cream.
Itch Guard Side Effects
Apart from the uses of Itch Guard, there could be certain side effects associated with the drug. While some symptoms could be common, there are a few rare symptoms. If you feel any symptom (whether or not it is mentioned in the below list), please ask a physician or dermatologist instantly. Also, consult the doctor if you have burning sensation or rashes.
Please refer to the list below:-
- Skin Irritation
- Vaginal Discharge
- Skin Itching
- Burning sensation
Itch Guard Dosage
Itch guard dosage is based on patient condition ask your physician for more information. It is for external application only. Before applying the cream clean and dry the affected place. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the itch guard cream.
Itch Guard Cream – Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Itch Guard or its ingredients is a contraindication. In addition, Itch Guard should not be used if you have the following ailments:
- History of hypersensitivity
Precautions while using Itch Guard
Before using medicine, inform your doctor or dermatologist about your current list of drugs, over-the-counter products (e.g. herbal supplements, vitamins, etc.), pre-existing diseases, allergies, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health problems may make you more susceptible to the side effects of the drug. Use itch guard as directed by your dermatologist or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Tell your physician if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Wash your hands before and after applying Itch Guard. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
- Avoid sources of infection or reinfection
- Do not take by mouth. Consult with your physician or dermatologist before using itch guard on sunburned skin, dry, chapped, irritated, or open wounds.
- Do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Itch Guard. Also, avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your dermatologist.
- Applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Apply quantity or lesser thinner layer or of medicine to avoid pilling.
- Avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.
Itch Guard – Drug Interactions
If you use other medicines or over-the-counter products at the same time, the effects of Itch Guard may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your physician about all the medicines, herbal supplements and vitamins you are using, so that your physician can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Itch Guard may interact with the following medicines and products:
- Amphotericin B
- No salt to salt interactions reported
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