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What are the side effects of clotrimazole?

Last Updated: 23rd June, 2020

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The most common side effects of clotrimazole areredness,blistering, peeling, stinging, swelling, itching,hives, orburning at the site of application. Clotrimazole may alsocausestomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, or foul-smellingdischarge(if using the vaginal product).

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In this regard, how long does clotrimazole cream take to work?

Themedicine should start working in the first week.Applythe cream, ointment or spray to the skin or ear for atleast14 days after the infection has disappeared, as ittakes awhile to kill all the fungus. If applying vaginalcream,do so for 1-3 days.

Beside above, where do you apply clotrimazole cream? Vaginal clotrimazole comes as a cream tobeinserted into the vagina. It also may be applied to the skinaroundthe outside of the vagina. The cream is inserted intothevagina once a day at bedtime for 3 or 7 days in a row,depending onthe product instructions.

Correspondingly, can I use clotrimazole on my mouth?

Use clotrimazole exactly as directed.Donot use more or less of it or use it moreoften thanprescribed by your doctor. To use thelozenge, placeit in your mouth and allow it to slowlydissolve. Donot chew, crush, or swallowclotrimazolelozenges.

What causes thrush in the Vigina?

Vaginal thrush is a common infectioncausedby an overgrowth of Candida albicans yeast. Thisyeast livesnaturally in the bowel and in small numbers in thevagina. Itis mostly harmless, but symptoms can develop ifyeast numbersincrease. Thrush can also occur in other partsof the body,such as the mouth.

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What is clotrimazole 1% solution used for?

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What is Candida virus?

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Will clotrimazole cure eczema?

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How do you use clotrimazole for yeast infection?

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Should clotrimazole be taken with food?

Clotrimazole lozenges should be held inthemouth and allowed to dissolve slowly and completely. Do notchew thelozenges or swallow them whole. Do not giveclotrimazolelozenges to infants or children under 3 yearsof age. They may betoo young to use the lozengessafely.

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How do you get rid of thrush in the mouth?

10 home remedies
  1. Saltwater. Salt has antiseptic, cleansing, andsoothingproperties.
  2. Baking soda. Rinsing your mouth with baking soda(sodiumbicarbonate) may help treat oral thrush.
  3. Yogurt. Probiotic yogurt contains live,“good”bacteria cultures that may help treat oralthrush.
  4. Gentian violet.
  5. Lemon juice.
  6. Turmeric.
  7. Clove oil.
  8. Oregano oil.