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Itch Guard Plus Cream

Manufacturer: Reckitt Benckiser
Medicine composition: Terbinafine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Sold under the brand name Lamisil, it is used in the treatment of various fungal disorders and has been proven to be effective against fungal infections such as athletes foot, jock itch, pityriasis versicolor and ringworms. It is either taken orally or is applied to the skin as a cream or an ointment.

It basically is an anti-fungus agent, but the cream and ointment also help relieve the itching, burning and cracking and scaling from the infections caused by the fungus. If it’s being used as a cream or as an ointment, it has to be applied on dry and clear skin.

Do not apply the cream/ointment on the eyes, nose, mouth or inside intimate areas. Use once daily, preferably at the same time. Avoid applying it on nails and scalps unless suggested by the doctor. Apply until the symptoms are reduced and for a few more days so that the infection does not resurface.

This medication does not pose any serious side effect, however, it is still advised to use it in moderation. Serious drug allergies are rare.

This medication is prescribed when the patient suffers from a fungal infection that is spreading around the affected area. Since it’s a fungal infection its better if treated earlier. It is also a communicable disease and can be easily transferred from one person to the other.

Patients suffering from liver conditions are to consult doctors before taking this medication.

In addition to its intended effect, Itch Guard 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.

Bleeding and bruising

Moderate Less Common

Peeling and blistering of skin

Moderate Less Common

Yellowing of skin and eyes

Moderate Less Common

Dark colored urine

Moderate Less Common

Loss of appetite

Moderate Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

Both the effects of the ointment/cream and tablets are roughly between 12-24 hours. The symptons may begin to resurface after that period of time.

What is the onset of action?

. The effect is usually felt within an hour of application or after taken orally. It takes roughly about 2-3 weeks for it to completely clear the fungus and about 6 weeks in case of toenails.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Generally safe for use, it is only recommended only if clearly needed.

Is it habit forming?

No this drug is not known to be addictive, however, one should not prolong the use of this medicine after 2 weeks since start.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

The drug passes through milk while breast feeding, when taken orally. It is not known if the drug passes through breast-milk when applied as an ointment/cream.

Is It safe with alcohol?

No it is not safe with alcohol.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Yes, it is safe to drive if you have applied the ointment/cream , though some drivers have reported to feel dizzy or giddly if they have take the tablets oraly.

Does this affect kidney function?

Kidney functions are not know to be affected.

Does this affect liver function?

People suffering from Liver problems are not advised to take this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Itch Guard Plus Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Canixa Life Sciences Pvt
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Oaknet Life Sciences Private Limited
Oaknet Life Sciences Private Limited
Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Palsons Derma
Cipla Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Brinton Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Mankind Pharma Ltd
Syncom Formulations I Limited
Ethinext Pharma
Megha Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Dabur India Ltd
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
La Med India
Prism Life Sciences Ltd
Fourrts India Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Novartis India Ltd
Dermo Care Laboratories

Are there any missed dose instructions?

Do not overapply the ointment if missed the previous time. Do not take more that one tablet per day.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Though overdose is not very common, Consulting a doctor is highly recommended.

Itch Guard Plus Cream decreases ergosterol production by disrupting the activity of cytochrome P450, inhibiting the formation of the cell membrane of susceptible fungi like Candida and Micosporum.
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



This medicine is not at all recommend for people suffering from Liver diseases.

Interaction with Alcohol



The medicine reacts with alcohol

Interaction with Lab Test


Information not available.

Interaction with Food


Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine


Most interactions of trebinafine with other drugs seem to increase and enhance them. Drugs such as Fluconazole, Cymbalta, Metoprolol Succinate ER, Norco . Its is advisable to Consult your doctor before starting a combination of any medicines.

Ques: What is Itch Guard Plus Cream?

Ans: Ich Guard Plus Cream is a medication which has Boric Acid Topical, Clotrimazole Topical and Ichtyol Ammonium Topical as active elements present in it. This medicine performs its action by constricting the growth of fungi, treating the inflammation of vagina, possessing anti-inflammatory activity, treating atopic eczema. Itch Guard Plus Cream is used to treat conditions such as Atopic eczema, Diaper rash, Fungal infections of penis, Tinea versicolor, Women with candida glabrata vaginitis, Inflammation, Eczema, Fungal infections of groin, etc.

Ques: What are the uses of Itch Guard Plus Cream?

Ans: Ich Guard Plus Cream is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Atopic eczema, Diaper rash, Fungal infections of penis, Tinea versicolor, Women with candida glabrata vaginitis, Inflammation, Eczema, Fungal infections of groin, Fungal skin infection of vagina, Bloating, Fungal infections of armpit and skin folds, and Candidiasis. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Ophthalmic irrigation to soothe irritated eyes, Skin protectant, Treatment of jock itch, Superficial fungal infection, Fungal infections of nappy rash, Fungal infections of toes, Fungal infections of vulva, Treatment of ringworm, and Yeast infection. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Itch Guard Plus Cream to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Itch Guard Plus Cream?

Ans: Itch Guard Plus Cream is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Ich Guard Plus Cream which are as follows: Eczema, Edema, Pruritus, Irritation, Skin rash, Burning of skin, Burning sensation, Peeling, Menstrual disorders, Discomfort, Irritation of skin, Erythema, Skin irritation, Stinging, Blistering, Urticaria, Burning, Dermatitis, and Alopecia. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Ich Guard Plus Cream.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Itch Guard Plus Cream?

Ans: Itch Guard Plus Cream should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.
What are you using Itch Guard Plus Cream for?
Jock Itch
Other fungal skin infections
Ringworm Infection
Stomach Pain
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Yellowing of skin and eyes
No side effects
Lack of strength
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Popular Questions & Answers

I have frequent vaginal itching, because of which I could’t sleep at nights. I am using V wash and Candid V gel as prescribed by the doctor. But still the itching is not reduced.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gwalior
Take daily fitkari (alum stone) with luke warm water daily vaginal wash and hot spicy junk food not use if you want more better treatment consult me.
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I'm 57 yrs. Old. I have acute itching in my eyes. I think it is due to the dry EYES. Please help me out.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Jalgaon
I'm 57 yrs. Old. I have acute itching in my eyes. I think it is due to the dry EYES.
Please help me out.
Hi, If you had consulted ophthalmologist but you don't had any result then better way you have to take help of ayurvedic treatment. Netratarpan is process which will help you.
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I have skin problem which makes me very irritable as it itches a lot. It has been years and I have tried many doctors bu couldn't get rid of it. Is it completely curable or not?

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
Homeopath, Indore
I have skin problem which makes me very irritable as it itches a lot. It has been years and I have tried many doctors...
For skin problems, we need to see the case to come to any conclusion. Without visualizing the condition, it is difficult to come to any conclusion regarding skin disease. So if possible, do visit the clinic or book an online appointment for the treatment. Fungal infection usually occurs recurrently, so the type of infection needs to be analysed. It may be either fungal, eczema, psoriasis, lupus or any other disease. For this, you need to take proper homeopathic treatment along with maintaining of hygienic conditions.
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Popular Health Tips

Penis Bumps: Avoiding Hives Triggers

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Bumps: Avoiding Hives Triggers

Looking down at the manhood and discovering it has developed penis bumps is never a pleasant surprise for a guy. The presence of bumps signals a new worry about his penis health, although often the bumps don't correlate with a significant health issue. Penis bumps can come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, so it's no surprise that they can be caused by many different things. One of the causes many men don't think about is hives - so learning more about hives prepares a guy for dealing with them.

What are hives?

Hives is the common name used to describe a condition that is medically known as urticarial. They present as welts on the skin. Some can be small and others can be relatively large. In some instances, they are raised slightly, which gives them a bump-like look; in other instances, they may more closely resemble a rash. Often one welt will "bleed" into another, making the two appear as one large welt.

Hives are usually circular in shape. Often, especially with larger welts, they will be a deep red around the perimeter and a paler red in the center. Hives usually itch, causing discomfort; when they appear as penis bumps, it can be embarrassing for a man, as he often is caught scratching "down there."

Individual hives don't usually last long, often fading away in 24 hours - but they are usually replaced by new hives. It is not unusual for a case of acute hives to last as long as six weeks, with old hives fading and new ones replacing them. If a bout of hives continues beyond 6 weeks, it is considered a chronic case.

What causes hives?

Hives are basically an allergic reaction on the skin. Some "trigger" sends a signal to the body to release histamines to fight the trigger. This reaction causes the hives to form. Therefore, if a guy knows what his hives triggers are, he can take steps to avoid those triggers and thereby prevent hives from occurring.

Unfortunately, sometimes determining exactly what the trigger is can be challenging, mainly because many things are associated with triggering hives. Some of the more common causes include:

- Pets. Many dogs, cats and other animals shed dander, which may be a hives trigger.

- Pollen.

- Insect bites and stings.

- Viral or fungal infections.

- Stress and anxiety.

- Certain foods, including shellfish, nuts, milk, chocolate, berries, eggs, soy, citrus fruits, etc.

- Sweating.

- Bacteria.

- Exposure to the sun.

- Certain chemicals (including some in soaps or laundry detergents).

With such a wide range, narrowing down a trigger may take a lot of time. Working with a doctor is advised. They will likely recommend that a person keeps a comprehensive journal of all the foods, medicines, etc. that he takes and any exposures he may have to potential triggers. The journal will include, as close as possible, the time when a person may have been exposed to a trigger, so that a link can be theorized if hives occur soon after. (Hives may occur within minutes, but sometimes may take about two hours to show up).

Once hives triggers are identified, a person can take steps to avoid those triggers. He also can learn what treatments he can use to help deal with the symptoms of hives.

As mentioned, penis bumps caused by hives tend to itch greatly. Regular use of a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help alleviate this. A crème that contains a combination of a high-end emollient (like Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (like vitamin E) will provide moisture that can help soothe itching. It also helps if the crème contains alpha lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant which strengthens penis skin by fighting free radicals.

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Psoriasis - How Homeopathy Plays A Role?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, Special Course
Homeopath, Rajkot
Psoriasis - How Homeopathy Plays A Role?

Psoriasis is a long term disorder that affects the skin. In this condition, the skin cells start to grow at an accelerated rate with thick red and white welts on the skin. While normal skin cells grow and flake off within four odd weeks, the new skin cells in this condition crowd the skin before these old skin cells go away. 

The patches that occur as a result of this condition are known as plaque build-up which mostly appears on the scalp, feet, knees, elbows and lower back. Let us find out more about this condition and how it may be treated with the help of homeopathy:

Causes and Triggers-

The most common triggers for this condition include bacterial and viral infections. Stress during inducing situation also acts as a trigger. Cuts, snake bites or other insect bites can lead to this condition. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption may also be the cause of Psoriasis. This condition can also appear as a side effect of other medication too.


The symptoms include ridge like patches which are thick and pitted. Also, the patient may complain of pain and stiffness in the joints as well as itching, soreness and puffiness. Scaly spots may also appear on the skin which may eventually become dry and cracked before bleeding begins.

Types of Psoriasis-

There are various types of psoriasis which must be treated in different ways. Scalp psoriasis is a common form, while skin and nail psoriasis may also be found in many patients. Guttate and Palomar Plantar Psoriasis are other rare forms where puss filled sores may appear on the skin.

Homeopathy Treatment-

The main treatment in homeopathy includes working on the immunity of the patient along with a cure for the inflammation. Arsenic Album is one of the main medicines used in this case as well as Kali Brom, which is best for treating cold skin which has blue corrugated sores. Thyrodium may also be used in case the patient is experiencing dry skin with cold hands and feet. Radium Brom can also help in curing excessive itching and oozing that may appear on the face. Apis Mellifica can be used for taking care for rashes that may be caused in this condition while Calendula is a medicine used for topical application. This medicine is used for soothing the skin which has undergone severe inflammation. Sulphur is a homeopathic medicine that is used for a variety of skin ailments and disorders.

Length of Treatment-

One must remember that homeopathy treatment is a long term process and it usually takes time for the effect to start showing on the condition and symptoms. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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LASIK Eye Surgery - Facts About It!

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Ghaziabad
LASIK Eye Surgery - Facts About It!

While spectacles are a fashion statement for some people, for others they are an uncomfortable necessity. Though contact lenses may be a little more aesthetically pleasing they too can be quite uncomfortable and cannot be worn throughout the day.

Thankfully, there is a third way to correct vision. Laser surgery or LASIK, it is a popular refractive procedure that can correct common vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. This procedure aims at reshaping the cornea so that light entering the eyes can be focused onto the retina for the person to have a clearer vision. 

Laser surgery is pain-free and quick in most cases. Usually, it does not take more than 15 minutes to correct vision in both eyes. The results of this surgery can be seen in as little as 24 hours. 

The first step of laser surgery to correct vision is to create a thin, circular flap in the cornea. This is then folded back to access the stroma or underlying cornea. An excimer laser is then used to remove some of the corneal tissue. For people suffering from nearsightedness, the cornea is flattened while for people suffering from farsightedness, the cornea is made steeper.

In cases of astigmatism, an irregular cornea is smoothened. Once the correct gradient has been achieved the corneal flap is put back into place and the cornea is allowed to heal naturally. There are no stitches or bandages required in a laser eye surgery. You may feel a temporary burning or itching sensation in your eyes immediately after the procedure. It is important not to rub your eyes or place any pressure on them.

Your vision may also be cloudy or blurred for the first few hours. A doctor will usually advise you to rest for a few days after the surgery so that your cornea can heal properly. In a few days, your eyesight should stabilize, though, in a few rare cases, it may take a little longer. You should also avoid any form of strenuous exercising for a few days after the surgery. 

Though LASIK surgery has a very high success rate, there are very rare occasions where spectacles may still be needed even after the surgery. Thus LASIK is a choice of treatment for many who seek freedom from glasses.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chronic Pilonidal Sinus

Ayurveda, Jodhpur
Chronic Pilonidal Sinus


एक पुरूष रोगी जिनकी उम्र-32 वर्ष , जो विगत आठ साल से पिलोनिडल साइनस की समस्या से परेशान थे जिनका क्षार सूत्र विधि से ईलाज एल.एन.आयुर्वेद एवं क्षार सूत्र क्लीनिक-जोधपुर में दो महिने तक हुआ आज वो बिल्कुल स्वस्थ हो गये हैं ध्यान रहे उपयुक्त ईलाज सिर्फ क्षारसूत्र विधि से ही किया गया उस दौरान किसी प्रकार की दर्द निवारक या एन्टिबायोटिक का उपयोग नहीं किया गया ... !! विश्वसनीय आयुर्वेद एवं क्षार सूत्र क्लीनिक !! अगर कोई रोगी किसी प्रकार की गुदागत समस्या से परेशान हो और ठीक ना हो रहा हो तो एक बार जरूर सम्पर्क करे .

   पिलेनिडल साइनस क्या होता हैं इसते बारे में जानकारी-- PILONIDAL SINUS - ( रीड्ड की हड्डी के पास नासूर)- दोस्तो आज हम रीड्ड की हड्डी के पास होने वाले नासूर के बारे में चर्चा करेंगे .

परिचय(introduction)- pilonidal sinus एक ऐसा रोग हैं जिसमें रोगी के natal clefts के बीच mid sacrococcygeal line में एक या अनेक छिद्र बन जाते हैं जिसमें शुरू में itching होती हैं तथा बाद में वहां सें seropurulent discharge होता रहता हैं तथा रोगी को बैठने पर दर्द होता हैं इसे jeep disease भी कहते हैं

कारण(causes)- pilonidal sinus के बहुत से कारण हो सकते हैं जिनमें से प्रमुख कारण इस प्रकार हैं -

1. अधिक समय पर एक ही जगह पर बैठे रहना

2. साइकिल, मोटर साइकिल,गाडी का अत्यधिक चलाना या बैठना

3. Hairy व Fatty Body होना

लक्षण( symptoms)- 1. रीड्ड की हड्डी के पास एक या अधिक छिद्र बनना तथा उसमें से seropurulent foul discharge होना

2. बैठने पर दर्द होना

3. भारीपन लगना चिकित्सा - आयुर्वेद में इसकी एक मात्र चिकित्सा क्षार सूत्र ही हैं औषधि चिकित्सा से इसको ठीक करना मुश्किल हैं विभिन्न रोगियो में किये गये क्षार सूत्र चिकित्सा प्रयोग से ये सिद्ध हुआ हैं कि क्षार सूत्र चिकित्सा इसके उपचार की एक महत्वपूर्ण चिकित्सा हैं 98.5 % cure rate हैं इस चिकित्सा की 

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Tooth Sensitivity: What Is It?

BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
Tooth Sensitivity: What Is It?

If you have experienced sharp pain when you eat/drink hot, cold, sweet and sour food/drinks, or when you brush/floss your teeth, you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity provided that you do not have oral problems such as tooth decay. Even if you do not have any sensitive teeth, you are encouraged to read this article to prevent it.

What is Tooth Sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity is mainly caused by exposure of dentine (innermost layer) of the tooth to the oral environment. The dentine has numerous fine tubules which connect to the pulp. When the nerve endings in the pulp are irritated by external stimulus, sharp pain is felt.

The outermost layer of the crown is enamel. If the enamel has been damaged, the dentine will not be protected. The dentine of the root of a tooth is covered by the gum. If there is gum recession, the dentine of the root will be exposed.

Dentine Exposure is caused by:

1. Using a toothbrush with hard bristles

2. Brushing the teeth with excessive force or incorrect brushing technique, leading to gum recession and abrasion of the root surface 

3. Periodontal disease, resulting from gum recession and exposure of root surfaces

4. Acid erosion of enamel due to frequent intake of highly acidic food or drinks.

5. Habitual teeth grinding which wears off the enamel

Management of tooth sensitivity

1. Consult the dentist and learn the correct tooth brushing technique to prevent further abrasion of root surfaces.

2. Use desensitizing toothpaste to relieve tooth sensitivity. Please consult your dentist before purchasing or using desensitizing toothpaste.

3. If dentine has been exposed, the dentist can apply topical fluoride or put a filling over the exposed surface to reduce the sensitivity.

4. If you habitually grind your teeth, the dentist may fabricate a “night guard” for you to wear over the teeth to prevent continual attrition of teeth.

5. Other than tooth sensitivity, dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and cracked tooth may also lead to toothache. Therefore, if you have a toothache, please consult your dentist to find out the reasons behind it.

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About Itch Guard Plus Cream
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