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Candid Total Plus Cream

Candid Total Plus Cream

Manufacturer: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Clobetasol, Miconazole, Neomycin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Candid Total Plus Cream is a very strong corticosteroid having a very high potency. It reduces the actions of chemicals that cause inflammation in the body. It is used to treat inflammation, redness and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as eczema, allergic reactions, dermatitis, rashes and psoriasis.It is also used to treat several autoimmune diseases including vitiligo, alopecia areata, lichen planus, lichen sclerosus. It comes in the form of a shampoo, ointment, mousse and an emollient cream.

This medicine may have a few side effects that occur in rare cases. Some of them include experiencing a burning sensation after application, dry skin, redness of skin, cough, body pain, headache, itching of skin and sore throat. These effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Let your doctor know right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur : stretch marks, skin thinning or discolouration, acne, hair bumps or excessive hair growth.

This medicine is not recommended to patients with known allergy to Candid Total Plus Cream. It should not be given to a anyone younger than 12 years old. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding while using this medicine. If you have any skin infection then make sure your doctor knows about it before prescribing this medicine.

Apply Candid Total Plus Cream to the affected area, usually twice everyday in the morning and evening or as directed by your doctor. Apply this medication only on the skin. Make sure to not use it on the face, groin or underarms unless directed by your doctor. Do not apply smaller or larger amounts than prescribed. Avoid contact with eyes and do not consume the medicine. Do not discontinue using this medicine without consulting the doctor.

Candid Total Plus Cream is used in the treatment of dermatitis which is an inflammation of the skin characterized by itching, rash, and redness of the skin.
Candid Total Plus Cream is used in the treatment of psoriasis which is an autoimmune disease characterized by itchy patches and red skin with silvery scales.
Lichen Planus
Candid Total Plus Cream is used in the treatment of lichen planus which is an inflammation of the skin characterized by purplish, itchy, flat-topped bumps.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Candid Total Plus Cream.
In addition to its intended effect, Candid Total Plus Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Burning sensation at the application site Major Common
Dry skin Major Less Common
Redness of skin Major Less Common
Itching of skin Major Less Common
Cough Minor Common
Sore Throat Minor Common
Body pain Minor Common
Headache Minor Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of action of this medicine is not clinically evaluated.
What is the onset of action?
This medicine is well observed systematically. The extent of absorption is based on the characteristics of the skin and preparation.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women. Short-term application of this medicine may not cause any harm to the baby. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Candid Total Plus Cream, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
Zen Labs India
Pharmasynth Formulations Ltd
Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
Seagull Labs (I) Pvt Ltd
Minova Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Piramal Healthcare Limited
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not apply if it is almost time for your next dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Antidiabetic medicines Minor
Candid Total Plus Cream may increase the blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. This interaction is based on the amount applied, the concentration of the medicine and size of the application area. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any corticosteroids. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary.

Popular Questions & Answers

I and my son he is 21 we both have got ring worm it goes and comes back after taking many medicine it is not getting cured fast and it is turning into big circle plus there is lot of itchiness could you tell us some medicine to get rid of it.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Use candid B creams which will help you to feel better from the current signs and symptoms which is available in the medical store.

Hi Dr, I got some rashes near my vagina, area near it got reddish. Some cuts are also there at the end of it. Currently I am using ointment called candid cl, so for few days it?s a relief but after few days it again occurs.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Use kz cream twice daily. Fungal infection. Also called jock itch, when occurs in groin. Usually fungal infection is common in moist areas of body like skin folds. It's mostly circular or round in appearance. May be red or black in colour. Treatment depending on the type and severity. Avoid sharing clothes, towels and soap; sweating also increases it. As it has to be differentiated from eczema, bacterial and viral infection, doctor need to see to confirm the diagnosis. So, meet me in my clinic or do direct online consultation by sending photos for detailed information and medicine for treatment.

Hi, Sir mere penis me hamesha nami Bani rahti hai aur itching and burning bahut hota hai please suggest me medicine please help me.

PhD SEXUAL MEDICINE, DGO, MBBS
Sexologist, Ahmedabad
Hi, Sir mere penis me hamesha nami Bani rahti hai aur itching and burning bahut hota hai please suggest me medicine p...
Better clean daily with water and soap and then apply Candid B cream for 10 days. If you do not feel better, then consult a doctor.
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Popular Health Tips

Vaginal Infections - Know Its Harmful Affects!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Diet and Nutrition - CIBTAC, England, United Kingdom, 2015, Award in Healthy Eating and Nutrition, Sexologist
Sexologist, Delhi
Vaginal Infections - Know Its Harmful Affects!

Burning and itching, along with an unpleasant odor, are common symptoms which indicate a vaginal infection. Vaginal infections, also known as vaginitis are common in women. All women experience some form of it during their lifetime. A vaginal infection may occur when the normal vaginal balance is affected. The balance may be disturbed by factors such as douches, changes in hormone level, certain antibiotic medicines, pregnancy and vaginal intercourse. There are several different types of vaginal infections, which commonly occur in women.

The most common of them are as follows:

  1. Yeast infections: This is the most common form of vaginitis. It is caused by a species of the Candida fungus. This fungis dwells in the body naturally in small numbers. They thrive in a moist, warm and airless environment, and commonly cause a vaginal infection if they grow in numbers in the vagina. A thick, white discharge is indicated in some women as a symptom of yeast infection. The discharge may resemble cottage cheese. Vaginal itching and redness of the vulva and vagina are also likely.
  2. Bacterial vaginosis: Along with yeast, bacteria known as lactobacilli naturally thrive in the vagina. When the count of this bacteria reduces too much, bacterial vaginosis or BV is triggered. The normal lactobacilli gets replaced by other harmful infection-causing bacteria. A common bacteria associated with this condition is gardnerella. A woman may experience a thick, whitish discharge or a clear and slippery discharge. A fishy odor during sexual intercourse may also be noticed.
  3. Trichomonas: This condition is the only vaginal infection, which is considered to be a true sexually transmitted infection. It is commonly called trich and is caused by a one-celled parasite known as trichomonas vaginalis. It is commonly transmitted during sexual intercourse. The symptoms of the condition are similar to other vaginal infections like burning, swelling of the vulva, vaginal discharge of yellow gray and green color. Pain during urination and the presence of a fishy odor during sexual intercourse are also indicated.
  4. Chlamydia vaginitis: This is an STD which leads to the inflammation of the vagina. A discharge with Chlamydia is also likely in some women. Bleeding after sexual intercourse is another common symptom of this condition, which occurs from vaginal infection. Women above the age of 26 who are sexually active should undertake tests for this condition as in many cases it strikes without showing any symptoms. It is also capable of damaging a woman's fertility.

It is recommended for you to consult a doctor upon experiencing the symptoms of any kind of vaginal infection. This will ensure proper and early diagnosis so that the condition does not deteriorate further. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What Can Lead To Inflammation of The Vagina?

MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Sirohi
What Can Lead To Inflammation of The Vagina?

Vaginitis is the inflammation of one’s vagina accompanied by pain during intercourse, mild vaginal bleeding, painful urination, vaginal itching or a considerable change in the amount, odor and color of the vaginal discharge.

Causes:
1. A certain level of bacteria is normally found in one’s vagina (lactobacilli). Now if this count is outnumbered by the other bacteria (anaerobes), the balance in the vagina gets disrupted giving rise to bacterial vaginosis. Such kind of vaginitis usually stems from sexual intercourse with multiple sex partners.
2. Yeast infections occur due to an overgrowth of fungal organisms in one’s vagina, especially Candida Albicans.
3. Trichomoniasis caused by the one celled microscopic parasite ‘Trichomonas Vaginalis’ generally spreads through sexual intercourse with an infected partner. The condition also makes one vulnerable to various sexually transmitted infections.
4. Spermicidal products, scented detergents, perfumed soaps, douches, vaginal sprays or foreign objects such as tampons that were not taken out or tissue paper might trigger allergic reactions or irritation in the vaginal tissues.
5. Surgical removal of the ovaries or reduced estrogen count after menopause might cause thinning of the vaginal lining, thereby resulting in vaginal burning, dryness or irritation.


Treatments:
1. For Bacterial vaginosis, your doctor might advise the application of clindamycin cream or metronidazole gel as well as metronidazole tablets which are to be taken orally.
2. Yeast infections might be treated with an anti-fungal suppository or cream, for instance, tioconazole, butoconazole, clotrimazole or miconazole. Oral medication, such as fluconazole is also administered to treat the same.
3. Metronidazole or tinidazole tablets are prescribed for Trichomoniasis.
4. Estrogen in the form of rings, tablets or vaginal creams is effective in treating low estrogen level after menopause.
5. For non-infectious vaginitis primarily caused by objects, such as tampons, sanitary napkins, laundry detergent or new soap, it is essential to pinpoint the source of the irritation and avoid them. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Uncommon Penis Problems: How to Handle Phimosis?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Uncommon Penis Problems: How to Handle Phimosis?

Uncommon Penis Problems: How to Handle Phimosis?

Men who suffer from phimosis might wonder what it will take to overcome the condition. The good news is that careful penis care, under a doctor's supervision, is likely to solve the problem with time and patience. However, there are other options as well. Here's what a man needs to know about this uncommon penis problem.

What is phimosis, anyway?

Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin of the penis cannot retract beyond the head of the penis. Obviously, this is a condition found only in intact men. Being unable to retract the foreskin is actually very common in babies and young children, but as they begin to mature, the foreskin should eventually move freely over the head of the penis.

For some men, however, the problem never resolves. Or perhaps it does, but then suddenly becomes an issue again for no apparent reason.

There are several different types of phimosis:

1) Pathological phimosis is when the ability of the foreskin to move is reduced by infection, inflammation or scarring. This is the most unlikely cause, but it does happen to men of any age.

2) Congenital phimosis means that the foreskin has been tight since birth, and that it didn't loosen up with time. This isn't caused by any sort of medical condition, trauma or the like. Fortunately, this is the easiest to treat.

3) Common phimosis is usually found in young male children, when the foreskin adheres to the head of the penis. This is something a boy grows out of over time; if he does not, it will become apparent that common phimosis is actually congenital phimosis.

What's the treatment for phimosis?

When it comes to treatment of phimosis, there are several ways to go. In the earliest stages, there is often a 'wait and see' approach. During this time, a man can try numerous types of manual stretching to see if the problem resolves on its own. This stretching is quite similar to masturbation, as a man simply works to move the foreskin up and down, gradually opening it up a bit more to allow for it to retract. However, in extremely tight cases this might not work.

Another option is medication. Two drugs that have been tried with some success include betamethasone and hyaluronidase. When given to young men in a study, there was a 54% success rate when they were given the combination, and all patients tolerated the medication very well.

However, the above methods don't have the best success long-term. That's why many doctors look to surgery as the answer. Circumcision is the most common treatment for phimosis, as it removes the foreskin and immediately resolves the issue. However, some men will opt for a partial circumcision, which means that the surgeon makes a series of tiny incisions in the foreskin to help it open up, but doesn't remove it entirely.

Keep in mind that surgery is often not recommended when a man is young, as everyone develops differently and phimosis might go away on its own as he matures. However, those over the age of 18 might be a candidate for circumcision if this penis problem continues and causes significant discomfort or an inability to enjoy sexual pleasure.

Those who are trying to use the manual method to stretch the foreskin might have better luck if they employ a specially formulated penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) during each attempt. The right crème will contain Shea butter and vitamin E, which provide ample hydration to soothe the skin and keep it as pliable as possible, thus possibly enhancing the work a man does to resolve phimosis through manual stretching.

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Hair Transplant - What Should You Know?

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Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Chennai
Hair Transplant - What Should You Know?

Hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness is a condition that affects both men and women. Surgical hair transplantation is the only solution for restoring the lost hair in pattern baldness when medical hair restoration does not offer you a good hair re-growth.

If you have well-defined and clearly established areas or patterns of baldness on the crown with healthy dense coverage of hair at the sides and the back of the head, you are probably suitable for a hair transplant surgery. Hair that is transplanted in the frontal region of the skull generally offers the best results. However, a hair transplant procedure can also be carried out on any other area of your head if you have some bald patch there.

It is best to have detailed information about the hair transplant procedure before you make plans to undergo a surgery. It is only after you have read through all the information that you can understand and appreciate the significance of surgical hair restoration. The information will also help you decide whether you are the right candidate for the hair transplant surgery. Receiving a hair transplant can improve your appearance and self-confidence.

Good candidates for a hair transplant include:

  1. men with male-pattern baldness

  2. women with thinning hair

  3. anyone who has lost some hair from a burn or scalp injury

Hair replacement isn’t a good option for:

  1. women with a wide-spread pattern of hair loss throughout the scalp

  2. people who don’t have enough “donor” hair sites from which to remove hair for transplant

  3. people who form keloid scars (thick, fibrous scars) after injury or surgery

  4. people whose hair loss is due to medication like chemotherapy

The Two Types of Procedures-

It's worth noting that there are new surgical techniques involved in hair transplants:

  1. FUE - Follicular Unit Extraction: The hairs are individually extracted from the back of the head and re-planted across the area. This is a lengthy, pain-staking process but the result is minimal scarring and a very natural-looking hairline.
  2. FUT - Follicular Unit Transplantation: This technique involves taking a larger area or 'strip' of hair from the back of the head, dividing it into smaller units and then re-planting those units in the desired area of hair loss. Scarring can be slightly more conspicuous at the back of the head as a larger area has been removed but an expert surgeon will minimise incision marks to ensure rapid healing.

Hair transplants do, of course, utilise your own natural hair and re-growth can be expected within 4 weeks of surgery. Great care must be taken during your recovery period to protect the newly-transplanted hair. However, once it is deemed safe to resume normal activities, the results can be life-transforming. A successful hair transplant is permanent and can restore confidence and self - esteem. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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When Should You Go For Laser Skin Tightening?

MD - Skin, VD & Leprosy, Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons
Dermatologist, Delhi
When Should You Go For Laser Skin Tightening?

Ageing is an irreversible process of human existence. With ageing, your skin will start to show problems and one of them would be the loosening or sagging of skin. While there are many treatments available to counter this problem, one of the most effective and popular methods is laser skin tightening.

In this method, a focused beam of infrared light is used to heat up the collagen under the skin. This triggers collagen growth resulting in the skin becoming tighter, thus, reduces  sagging, wrinkles, lines and other blemishes in the process.

Who can go for laser skin tightening?

Laser skin tightening is targeted towards both men and women of any age. Most of the candidates who avail of laser skin tightening are within the age range of 30 to 60 years and have common complaints about skin caused due to age. Some of the problems that laser skin tightening can deal with very well are mentioned as follows:

  1. Tightening and repairing loose facial skin
  2. Reducing fine lines all over the body
  3. Reducing wrinkles all over the body

However, you should know that laser skin tightening will not be able to correct loose facial skin if they form jowls or droopy sacs. In such cases you may need to avail of other surgeries, such as a face lift to correct the laxity of facial skin. You can then follow it up with laser skin tightening to eliminate the remaining wrinkles or lines.

Which of the areas of the body can be treated by laser skin tightening?

This form of treatment has been found to be very effective with skin from all over the body. Some of the areas which can be treated are

  1. Abdomen
  2. Legs
  3. Arms
  4. Face
  5. Buttocks
  6. Neck among others

Laser skin tightening can treat even moderate amount of laxity in all of these areas, thus reducing the need to go for more invasive types of surgery such as tummy tuck surgery or even liposuction.

When would laser skin tightening not be applicable?

Laser skin tightening is a very commonly availed procedure all around the world and there are very few risks usually associated with it. However, it is not advisable in certain circumstances:

  1. If one is prone to having herpes outbreaks
  2. If anyone has suffered or is currently suffering from skin cancer
  3. It is not recommended for pregnant women either