Eurax Cream is a topical medication made up of a scabicide and antipruritic drug called crotamiton. We carry the generic alternative to Eurax in 10% strength and 100g bottles!
This cream is prescribed to patients who suffer from scabies, to help with the itchiness. Scabies are considered a skin condition in which tiny mites have burrowed in the skin causing infection (scabies). These mites cause severely itchy, small, blister-like bumps filled with pus. In addition, this medication can be used to relieve itchiness of other skin conditions.
Crotamiton works by killing off the mites that cause scabies.
Make sure to follow the instructions given to you by your doctor very carefully to get the most benefit out of this medication.
This medication is for topical (skin) use only and is not to be taken by mouth.
For the treatment of scabies
1. Take a bath or shower before proceeding.
2. Scrub any loose scales on body; exit shower/bath.
3. Apply a thin layer of cream on the skin from neck to toes; ensure you get the cream into skin folds, creases, the spaces between your toes and fingers, and under your fingernails.
4. After 24 hours, apply a second dose.
5. 48 hours after you second dose (72 hours after initial dose) take a bath or shower.
6. Wash all clothing and bedding as well as towels.
For treatment of itchiness
1. Wash your hands before proceeding.
2. Apply a thin layer of cream to affected area and gently rub it in.
3. Wash your hands (unless affected area was located on the hands)
Before using this medical cream, there are a few things you should go over with your doctor before hand to make sure this product will be safe and effective for you to use, as there are a few conditions in which it may not be safe. If you have an allergy to crotamiton, any other allergies to the contents of Eurax cream, or if you have had a skin irritation when using other medications on the skin, tell your doctor as you may need to find an alternate medication.
Make sure to tell all of your health care providers that you are using Eurax cream; this includes doctors, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists.
This medication should not be put on skin that is swollen, oozing or raw and should not come into contact with the face, eyes or mouth. This medication may cause harm if it is swallowed/digested.
It is not clear if this medication will harm an unborn or nursing baby, speak with your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or are breast feeding.
Common side effects of Eurax Cream (crotamiton) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Eurax Cream (crotamiton) may include:
Very bad skin irritation
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Signs to watch for:
allergic reaction- rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat
Is this safe for use in children?
There have been no studies to show the effectiveness or safety of this medication in pediatric (children) patients.
How should I store this medication?
Store this medication in a closed (tight) container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight.
How can I prevent re-infection or the spreading of the infection?
Good health habits can help in the prevention of further spreading the infection or the infection returning, these good health habits include machine washing all underwear, pajamas, sheets, pillowcases, towels, and washcloths in very hot water and drying them using the hot cycle of a dryer. Clothing or bedding that cannot be washed in this way should be dry cleaned.
Is this product safe for women who are pregnant?
There are not enough studies to show if this product is harmful to women who are pregnant. Speak with your doctor if this is a concern for you.