FAQs ABOUT ITCHGUARD
What is ITCHGUARD used for?
ITCHGUARD is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections such as ringworm (fungal infection of the skin or scalp), athlete’s foot (fungal infection between the toes), fungal nappy rash (skin rash affecting the nappy area) and fungal sweat rash. It also relieves irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or at the end of penis, which may be associated with thrush.
How does ITCHGUARD work?
ITCHGUARD acts by specifically inhibiting the biosynthesis of ergosterol and other sterols (enzyme) required for cell membrane production, therefore it inhibits the division and growing of fungi eventually leading to cell death, which further prevents fungal growth.
What are the side effects of ITCHGUARD?
The side effects can be associated with the use of ITCHGUARD are itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, tingling or prickling sensation, redness and peeling of the skin. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the side effect gets worse.
Can ITCHGUARD be used in children?
No, safety and effectiveness of ITCHGUARD is not established in children. Consult child’s doctor to select a suitable alternative therapy for your child depending upon the type of infection.
Does ITCHGUARD cause allergic reaction?
ITCHGUARD may cause allergic reaction rarely in some individuals. Signs include rash, swelling of the lips, throat, tongue or face, feeling faint or dizzy, weakness, nausea and swallowing or breathing problems. If you experience this effect, consult your doctor immediately.