Order Fucidin Cream Online UK
You can request to buy Fucidin cream online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. You can only order this medicine if you have been prescribed it previously by your GP. Before you check out, simply complete an online medical consultation for our doctors to assess.
If your order is approved, a prescription will be sent to our online pharmacy team. From here, it will be dispensed and dispatched to your chosen delivery address.
What is Fucidin cream?
Fucidin cream and Fucidin ointment are topical treatments used to treat bacterial skin infections. Examples of bacterial skin infections include infected dermatitis and eczema, impetigo, and infected cuts and grazes. It is usually prescribed as a 7 to 10 day course to clear up the infection.
It contains the active ingredient fusidic acid and is available as the brand name Fucidin.
How does Fucidin work?
Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that works by stopping the bacteria that causes infections. It does this by preventing the bacteria's ability to multiply, effectively stopping the spread of the infection. This helps to treat the skin infection and allows the skin to heal.
Fusidic acid only works against bacteria. It is not effective against fungal or viral skin infections. Ringworm and athlete’s foot are both examples of fungal infections that can be treated with antifungals like Daktarin cream. Shingles and cold sores are examples of viral infections.
Fucidin cream uses
Fucidin cream is used for a number of bacterial infections including:
- Impetigo (school sores) - A crusty, weeping and swollen patch of skin which is highly contagious.
- Infected dermatitis and eczema - Scratching from these conditions can cause the skin to become broken result in a skin infection.
- General infections from cuts and grazes
Fucidin cream is generally effective against these types of infections if used correctly.
How to use Fucidin cream
You should use Fucidin exactly as your doctor has told you to. Usually, it is applied three or four times a day to the infected areas. Make sure you use Fucidin cream for the full prescribed course, even if the infection seems to have improved. This is to prevent the infection from coming back if not fully cleared if treatment is stopped early.
Before first applying the cream or ointment, remove the cap and check the seal isn’t broken. To break the seal, push the spike in the cap through it.
Wash your hands before applying the treatment and wash them afterwards (unless you’re treating your hands). A thin layer of cream or ointment should be applied to the affected area of the skin and gently rubbed in. Do not cover the skin with dressings or bandages unless your doctor has advised you to do so. Be careful to avoid contact with the eyes or lips. If accidental contact occurs, wash it out with cold water right away. If irritation persists, consult your doctor.
Fucidin is a common course of treatment for certain skin infections. Doctors may also prescribe a combination of fusidic acid and a steroid ingredient. These may be more suitable for people with inflammatory skin infections, such as infected eczema.
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Can include skin irritation, burning, stinging.
|Fucidin - 1 x 15g|
|Fucidin - 2 x 15g|
|Fucidin - 1 x 30g|
|Fucidin - 2 x 30g|
Fucidin Side Effects
As with any medicine, it can cause side effects. However, these are uncommon and happen in less than 1 in 100 people. Skin reactions like irritation, pain, burning, and stinging can happen in the area of skin on which the cream is applied. Some people may also experience a rash or itching as a side effect.
If you notice any side effects from using this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice. You can also see the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.
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Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
Warnings and Precautions
You should not use this medicine if you have experienced an allergic reaction to fusidic acid or any of the other ingredients in the cream. You should only use the cream or ointment for as long as your doctor has prescribed. It should not be used in large amounts or for long periods of time.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine. See the patient information leaflet for further information.
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