MICREME H contains two active ingredients: miconazole nitrate and hydrocortisone. It is a broad-spectrum anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory cream.
Miconazole nitrate acts against fungal organisms and certain bacteria to help treat infections, while hydrocortisone reduces the irritation and redness of inflamed skin.
MICREME H is used on the skin to treat inflamed skin conditions such as tinea, athlete's foot, ringworm and thrush infections of the skin.
Micreme H contains: Miconazole Nitrate 2% w/w and Hydrocortisone 1% w/w
Instructions for use
Each tube of MICREME H is sealed. Use the cap to pierce the seal.
Before applying the cream
Wash the infected skin and dry it well each time you use the cream. As many skin conditions are infectious, you should keep a towel and a flannel for your own use so that you do not infect anyone else.
After applying the cream
Unless the infected skin is on your hands, wash your hands carefully to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas should be washed and changed frequently.
How much to use
Your pharmacist or doctor will tell you when to use and how often to apply MICREME H. It is important that you apply MICREME H exactly as directed by your pharmacist or doctor. Do not use more than the recommended dose.
Unless your pharmacist or doctor tells you otherwise, MICREME H should be applied sparingly once or twice daily to the affected areas of your body and rubbed gently with a finger into the skin.
Things you must not do:
- Do not use MICREME H in or near the eyes.
- Do not use MICREME H for acne.
- Do not use MICREME H on your face, unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.
- Do not use MICREME H to treat any other condition unless your doctor tells you to.
- Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if their symptoms seem similar to yours.
Things to be careful of:
- Do not use MICREME H under dressings (including waterproof bandages) or under a baby's nappy, unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.
- Do not use MICREME H on large areas of skin, unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.
MICREME H can damage certain synthetic materials. Therefore, it is recommended that cotton underwear be worn where clothing contacts the affected area.
Do not use MICREME H if you have any of the following skin conditions:
- herpes or other viral diseases of the skin (e.g. chicken pox, cold sores or shingles)
- perioral dermatitis (a skin condition involving the mouth area)
- rosacea (unusual reddening of the nose and cheeks)
- ulcerative skin conditions
- tuberculosis (a bacterial disease usually affecting the lungs)
- syphilitic processes (syphilis is a chronic sexually transmitted disease).
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you are not sure whether you should use this medicine.
Do not use MICREME H on children under 2 years unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.