Manufactured by Paras Pharma, Itch guard skin cream is an anti-fungal ointment used mainly for the treatment of itching and rashes related to candida and other fungal infections.
While It is predominantly used to treat fungal infections, there are some other skin conditions listed below where it is useful as well:
Apart from the intended benefits of this medicine, patients may experience some side effects associated with this drug.
Some of the possible side effects of Itch Guard are listed below:
|Burning of skin||Edema|
|Peeling of skin due to excessive dryness||Eczema|
|Stinging sensation||Vaginal discharge|
|Blistering of skin||Tenderness|
While most of these reactions are temporary and usually subside with time or soon after stopping its application, it is strongly recommended that you report these side effects to a doctor as soon as you experience these side effects.
The usage and frequency are determined by the dermatologist based on the medical condition of the patient. Apply it once or twice a day over the affected area after cleaning. Continue to use the medicine even if the symptoms disappear. In case the condition worsens then stop using the medicine and inform the doctor immediately.
Itch guard skin ointment constitutes of the below mentioned active ingredients (salts):
Note - This medication may be available in different strengths for each of the active components listed above.
The below listed ointments offer the same mode of action and can be used instead of itch guard:
Using this cream along with other drugs may hamper the efficiency of this medication or trigger some side effects. Hence it is best to keep your doctor informed about all drugs you may be using to manage any possible drug interactions.
Listed below are some of the known products and medicines itch guard may interact with:
Following are the two variants of Itch Guard with same strength and composition:
Quantity Price (INR)
15 gm Tube 40.00
The active components in itch guard skin cream work by binding to phospholipids, thus preventing fungi and yeast from producing ergosterol, which is an important component in the formation of their fungal cell membrane. Hindering its production will cause holes to form on the membrane, thus leading to leakage of cell components which will result in the death of the microorganisms (bacteria).
Itch Guard relieves the patient’s skin condition by the following mode of action:
It is an over-the-counter product and for external use only. Hence it is suggested to consult a doctor before using Itch Guard. Before applying it, wash the hands before and after, also clean and dry the affected area. Avoid applying it excessively and use a thin layer.
Following are some of the medicines that should not be taken with this medicine to avoid the adverse effects:
It is an over-the-counter antifungal cream. Check the label of the product before using it. If the medicine is expired then avoid using it to avoid the adverse effects of the medicine.
It is a fungal infection of the skin belongs to a group of skin fungal infection called tinea. Jock Itch is caused by mold-like fungi known as dermatophytes. Basically, they are harmless but they grow quickly and cause infection when they come in contact with moist and warm areas. Jock Itch commonly affects the groin and inner thighs. The commonly reported symptoms of Jock Itch are
All the above symptoms can be treated by using this cream. Clean and dry the affected area before applying it. Apply a thin layer of the product.
Ans: You can apply the cream as soon as you remember or skip the dose if it is already time for the next scheduled dose.
Ans: Yes, it is safe to apply this medicine during pregnancy but only under a doctor’s supervision.
Ans: Usually, they subside with time or once the course of this medicine is complete. However, if they the side effects do not subside, immediately report the same to your doctor.
Ans: From the evidence available so far, it is safe for breastfeeding women as long as the cream does not come in direct contact with the baby.
Ans: Listed below are the possible side effects of Itch Guard which may occur because of the consisting ingredient of the cream.
Ans: This is used in the treatment, prevention, control, and improvement of diseases listed below:
Please consult a doctor before using it..
Itch Guard has both fungicidal and fungistatic actions. It secures phospholipids in the fungal cell membrane and modifies its permeability.
Ans: Please discuss the risk and benefits of Itch Guard with doctor before breastfeeding.
Ans: Yes, It can be used to treat diaper rash and fungal infections of the groin. It is advisable to use the cream post consulting a doctor. It is an antifungal cream used to treat various disease caused by a various fungal infection related to rashes and itching.
Ans: No , there is no addictive aptitude reported yet.
No, It doesn’t affect the ability to drive. Hence it is safe to use it.
Ans: No, there is no particular food item that should be avoided.
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