What is Boots Pharmaceuticals Antifungal Cream?
Boots Pharmaceuticals Antifungal Cream is an antifungal cream for the treatment of the external symptoms of fungal skin infections including ringworm, fungal diaper rash, infections of the armpit, groin, toes and skin folds and irritations of the vulva or penis. It is also an antifungal cream for the treatment of the symptoms of various venereal diseases. Read our full review about this product.
The main ingredient of this product is Clotrimazole 1%. Other ingredients include:
- Sorbitan stearate
- Polysorbate 60
- Cetyl palmitate
- Stearyl alcohol
- Cetyl alcohol
- Benzyl alcohol
- Purified water
This product is for the use on the skin only. Wash your hands before and after using the cream. Apply a thin layer of the cream to affected areas 2 or 3 times a day and rub in gently. Treatment should be continued for at least two weeks. If symptoms persist for more than a week, consult your doctor.
The price of this product is an affordable $5.87 for a 20g tube. This works out to around $29.9( per 100g. You can either order this product and then collect it yourself from a Boots Pharmacy, or you can have it delivered directly to you. However, it seems that this product is only delivered to countries in Europe and not the States.
Possible Side Effects
The ingredients in the cream may affect the latex used in contraceptives such as condoms and diaphragms which may reduce the effectiveness of the contraceptives. You should, therefore, use other methods of contraception for at least 5 days after using this medicine in the genital area. Irritation, discomfort, pain or a burning or stinging sensation are side effects which some sensitive skin users may experience. It may also be possible to experience bad skin reactions such as an itchy rash, swelling, peeling or flaking of the skin, and blisters. If you experience any of these side effects you should speak to your doctor. You should seek advice before using this product if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, or if you have sensitive skin.
There is no real guarantee here which may show that the product is potentially ineffective when it comes to harder types of infections. However, there is a 28-day return policy for products that have not been opened and are in their original packaging.
The Bottom Line
We have written this review to show Boots Pharmaceuticals Antifungal Cream’s ability to help treat many fungal skin diseases such as ringworm. Also, it is not a costly treatment. However, it does not seem like a product that is able to treat more serious skin infections. There is also a lack of real guarantee with this product in that you can only return products that have not been used. This doesn’t give you much of a chance to try the product. The long list of side effects and the lack of guarantee are reasons to look at other alternatives on the market that may be safer to use.