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Buy Fucidin Cream or Generic Fusidic Acid Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Fusidic Acid
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2%
BRAND LISTING - Fucidin Cream (Fusidic Acid)
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FUCIDIN CREAM (FUSIDIC ACID)

Fucidin Cream Description

Fucidin Cream is a topical antibiotic formula that is prescribed to treat Staphylococcal bacterial skin infections and helping to prevent this bacteria from infecting existing wounds, scrapes, burns, or rashes. This medicated cream will not treat viral or fungal infections. Fucidin Cream contains 2% Fusidic Acid that has shown to be effective against strains of Staphylococcus that have developed resistance to other antibiotics. To decrease the chances of this occurring with Fucidin Cream, your doctor may suggest applying the cream while also using an oral antibiotic.

How Fucidin Cream Acts on the Bacteria

Once applied to the affected area, Fucidin Cream or generic Fusidic Acid is absorbed into skin cells and works as a bacterial protein synthesis inhibitor. This means that it will stop or inhibit new bacterial cells from growing or spreading by interfering with the processes bacteria use to make the new proteins they need to do this. It is believed that Fucidin Cream is a bacteriostatic medicine, which means that the bacteria cannot increase in numbers but are not actually killed by the medication. Your immune system will help kill some of the bacteria and any remaining will simply die off. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Conditions Fucidin Cream Treats

Bacterial skin infections that can benefit from being treated with Fucidin Cream include folliculitis, infected eczema, infected skin around your nails called paronychia, and impetigo, which is a highly infectious skin condition. Impetigo is especially likely to affect children and adolescents with eczema. It starts out as a small patch of inflamed skin that becomes itchy and develops into a blister. As the blister forms a crust and begins to weep, more blisters appear.

Because Impetigo is so contagious, it is commonly seen at daycare facilities and pre-schools where there is close contact and minimal hygiene skills as children will share food, drink, and toys without washing hands. In more severe cases of impetigo, your pediatrician may also prescribe a strong oral antibiotic along with Fucidin Cream to quickly start the healing process so passing along the bacteria is minimized.

Before You Apply Fucidin Cream

Talk to your doctor before applying Fucidin Cream if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during the time you are instructed to use it to be certain it is safe to use. A nursing baby should be safe from harm while you are applying Fucidin Cream, providing your breasts are not the area with the skin infection. Talk to your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have that could interfere with using Fucidin Cream. List any OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal and vitamin supplements, so your doctor can determine if Fucidin Cream is right for you.

Important Information and Instructions for Fucidin Cream

Do not apply bandaging or dressings over the area you have treated with Fucidin Cream unless your doctor has instructed you to do so. This may increase the potency of Fucidin Cream and cause unintended side effects. Be sure to wash your hands before and after applying Fucidin Cream to avoid spreading the infection to others. Keep all medications out of children’s reach and never share them with anyone else.

Possible Side Effects of Fucidin Cream

  • Irritation at application site
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Rash

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