Fucidin cream contains the active ingredient fusidic acid, a true antibiotic. It is used as a treatment for infected areas of dermatitis or eczema. Fucidin cream usually treats infections within seven to ten days.
The Independent Pharmacy only provides Fucidin cream for infected areas of eczema or dermatitis that have previously been diagnosed by a doctor and have returned with similar symptoms. You will not be able to purchase Fucidin online as a treatment for other infections or skin conditions.
Eczema is a common skin complaint in The UK. The condition is more prevalent among children, affecting approximately 20%, compared with adults, where only 8% suffer from the condition. Eczema causes the skin to become dry, scaly and inflamed. This can make affected area sore and itchy. In more severe cases, the skin may split, causing it to weep or bleed. If this occurs the wound can become infected. Fucidin cream is an antibacterial medicine that prevents bacteria from producing the proteins they require to replicate. This stops the infection from spreading, allowing the immune system to kill the existing bacteria.
As well as infected eczema, Fucidin cream can be used to treat infected hair follicles, infected wounds, impetigo and an infection around the nails.
Fucidin cream is suitable for treating simple infected ezcema or dermatitis. If there is also irritation or redness, it may be more appropriate to use Fucidin H cream which also contains a steroid (hydrocortisone) to help ease any inflammation.