Fucidin H Cream
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Fucidin H Cream

Medication features

  • Effective treatment for Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Helps with broken and infected skin
  • Contains ingredients Fusidic Acid & Hydrocortisone

Overview

Buy Fucidin H Cream Online

You can request to order Fucidin H cream online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. To make sure it is appropriate to prescribe, you will need to complete a short health assessment for review by our doctors. Our doctors will assess this and prescribe a medicine if appropriate. This is then dispensed at our UK pharmacy delivered to your chosen address.

This service is available to patients who have been previously diagnosed with a skin condition by their GP or dermatologist previously.

What is Fucidin H Cream?

Fucidin H cream contains two active ingredients, a mild steroid ingredient hydrocortisone and an antibiotic called fusidic acid. Together they are used for eczema, contact dermatitis and seborrhoeic dermatitis that has become infected with bacteria.

Fucidin H Cream uses

Typically, 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.

How does it work?

The two ingredients help in different ways to treat an infected eczema flare-up. The mild topical corticosteroid, Hydrocortisone treats the usual symptoms of eczema such as inflammation, swelling, and itching by reducing the immune system inappropriate attack on the skin.

The antibiotic, Fusidic acid, treats the infection by preventing the bacterias ability to grow and multiply by disrupting bacterial protein synthesis.

Applying the cream

Your doctor will tell you exactly how to apply the cream. Usually, it is applied to the affected area twice a day but your doctor may advise you to use it differently. It is not recommended to use for longer than two weeks but your doctor may advise stopping it sooner than that. If there is no improvement after 7 days of using it, you should consult your doctor.

When applying the cream, using fingertip units can be a useful guide. Squeeze the cream from the tube onto your index finger from the tip to the first joint of the finger. This counts as one fingertip unit. 

You can see section 3 of the patient information leaflet as a guide of how many fingertip units to use for different parts of the body. If your doctor has advised you differently, follow your doctor’s advice.

Fucidin H Cream Summary

Dose

Apply to the affected area(s) TWICE a day

Type of medicine

Steroid & antibiotic

Mechanism

Lowers inflammation, swelling and itching while killing bacteria.

Active Ingredients

2% Fusidic acid and 1% hydrocortisone

Price

From £12.99

Side Effects

Can include burning, itching and stinging of the skin

Fucidin H Cream Prices

30g

£12.99

60g

£23.99

Alternative treatments

If you find Fucidin H cream is not working for your condition, your doctor may consider trying you on an alternative treatment such as Fucibet cream. This cream contains a stronger steroid with fusidic acid and may provide relief for particularly stubborn infected eczema.

For those who would prefer two separate items for the active ingredients of Fucidin H cream, Fucidin and hydrocortisone are also available.

View our full range of eczema treatments here

Fucidin H Side Effects

The most common Fucidin H side effect is burning, itching, or stinging of the skin it is applied to. Other side effects are less common but topical steroids like hydrocortisone can cause serious side effects if they are used incorrectly. Using Fucidin H for a long period of time or applying the cream to large areas increases the likelihood of side effects. Covering the skin with a dressing also increases the risk of side effects.

When using any medicine, if you have signs of an allergic reaction you should seek medical attention immediately. This includes difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or throat, and a severe skin rash. 

Author

Tyson Wilkman, Clinical Pharmacist

Name

Tyson Wilkman

RoleClinical Pharmacist
Qual.Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
AboutTyson started with Simple Online Pharmacy in 2021. He's responsible for helping author and review accurate site content. He works with our GPs to make sure all aspects of the medicines are covered.

FAQ

What is Fucidin H cream used for?

Fucidin H is used to treat inflammatory skin conditions, like eczema, that has 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 destroys bacteria growth 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 doctor clinic. Our doctors 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. 

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Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet.

Warnings

Warnings and Precautions

Other conditions and Fucidin H

Fucidin H cream should not be used by anyone who is allergic to hydrocortisone, fusidic acid, or any other ingredients. It is also not suitable to use on skin affected by rosacea, cold sores, or fungal infections. Further information can be found in the patient information leaflet.  

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor before using Fucidin H. Your doctor may advise a different medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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