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Sigmaderm 0.025%/1%/0.1% Cream

Sigmaderm 0.025%/1%/0.1% Cream

Manufacturer: Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Beclometasone, Clotrimazole, Gentamicin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Sigmaderm 0.025%/1%/0.1% Cream is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma. It is also used to prevent and treat a number of other conditions like inflammation of the nose, mild or moderate ulcerative colitis and inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

Sigmaderm 0.025%/1%/0.1% Cream should be used with caution by people having high blood pressure, a family history of diabetes, osteoporosis, a family history of glaucoma, eye cataracts, stomach or duodenal ulcers, decreased liver or kidney function, mental health problems or those taking steroids. It should not be used by children and people who are allergic to it, had tuberculosis, any type of infection or a serious liver disease.

Sigmaderm 0.025%/1%/0.1% Cream is available to take as an inhaler device. It is also available as a nasal spray, cream and tablets or ointment. It can be taken once or twice daily, with or without food.

Some possible side effects include cramps, heavy bleeding, pain around the eyes and cheekbones, runny nose, tightness of the chest, body pain, congestion, difficulty with breathing, dryness or soreness of the throat, fever, hoarseness and voice changes.

In addition to its intended effect, Sigmaderm 0.025%/1%/0.1% 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.
Increased liver enzymes.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Trim b 0.025% w/w/1% w/w cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Sigmaderm 0.025%/1%/0.1% Cream, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have red rashes on tip and for skin of my pennis which is paining also. At present I am using Quadricchoice cream which has clotrimazole, neomycin sulphate and beclometasone. I have used it for 3 time but do not have any improvement. Kindly suggest.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
I have red rashes on tip and for skin of my pennis which is paining also. At present I am using
Quadricchoice cream w...
Your problem has many diagnosis based o. Your history. From a simple frictional trauma to syphilis, HIV etc. Your concerned area is very very sensitive. Please do not blindly follow treatments without visual examination. It will be troubling you so much so that if ultimately you have to visit a sexologist or dermatologist or pathologist, all your sufferings go in vain. I would suggest you to visit a physician first and get the proper ointment. For the time being, you can apply a non burning medication like ayurvedic antiseptic. It will prevent spread of the problem at least. And who knows, it may heal the wounds.
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I am having jock itch since 1 yr. I tried various creams with clotrimazole, miconazole, beclometasone, clobestol propionate etc on advice of doctors but nothing is working. Till I apply this cream, itching is bit less but it comes back with greater intensity as soon as I stop applying even for 1 day. I want to get rid of it permanently. Can you tell me some tablets, creams etc for this? I want a permanent solution. Thanks.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Guwahati
I am having jock itch since 1 yr. I tried various creams with clotrimazole, miconazole, beclometasone, clobestol prop...
Jock itch can easily be managed with appropriate dosage and duration of antifungal treatment. Clobetasol and beclomethasone are steroids which are to be avoided. For further treatment details please consult me online.
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Sir, we have suffering fungal infection in our penis. Blood report is- No Sugar, No HIV, No. VDRL. Why I treat my problem. We need your help we have used- Xone SB 1500. Composition- Ceftriaxone ans sulbactam, Cream- TAZ-GM- Composition- beclometasone Dipropionate, Clotrimazole and Neomycin.

Dermatology Backed Expert Skin & Hair Care Solution
Dermatologist, Nashik
Sir, we have suffering fungal infection in our penis. Blood report is- No Sugar, No HIV, No. VDRL. Why I treat my pro...
Dear Lybrate user Kindly stop using these steroid based creams for your fungal infection. You need to consult a skin specialist. Till then use DK gel twice daily.
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Muje skin problem hai. Private part par. Skin black black hua hai.Please suggest.

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Muje skin problem hai. Private part par. Skin black black hua hai.Please suggest.
Hello, Most probably it will be a fungal infection. There treatment is simple oral flucanazole and local clotrimazole cream. But before you start consult a dermatologist.

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Dermatophytosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, Cosmetologist
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Dermatophytosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

When skin is infected by a fungus, the resultant infection is called tinea corporis (ringworm). It is most common in athletes and children. The infection may appear on the scalp, beards, groin, in between the toes and other places.

Causes:

Tinea corporis can be caused by:
1. Skin contact
2. It is contagious, so if you use towels, bed linens and clothes of an infected person, you will get infected too.
3. Touching a pet infected by tinea corporis.

Signs and Symptoms:
1. The rash starts as a scant area of red, bumpy pimples and spots. Then the rash forms a ring, with raised, red borders and a clear middle. The border might look scaly.
2. The rash may show up on face, legs, arms or other body areas which are exposed.
3. The area feels itchy. It might also be flaky and dry. You might even experience hair loss in the infected area.

Diagnosis:
The skin in the area will be gently scraped off and the sample will be collected. Then, the sample will be viewed under a microscope. That will help discerning, which type of fungus is causing the infection.

Treatment:

The following treatment regime must be followed:

1. The skin must be kept dry and clean.
2. Fungal creams are best. Creams that contain miconazole, ketoconazole, clotrimazole or oxiconazole are excellent for fungal infections.
3. Only apply the cream on clean skin. You can use it twice in a day. Bandaging the infected area is not recommended.
4. To prevent the infection from spreading, wash your towels in warm water and use clean towels every time you bathe. Also, clean the bathroom and wear freshly washed clothes.
5. If pets are infected, treat them as well.

The infection usually goes away under 4 weeks. The infection may branch out to the nails, groin, scalp and feet. Self-care is effective, but if symptoms persist, then do consult a specialist. Ringworms have certain complications, such as scratching the skin too much causes skin infections and other skin disorders, which may need further treatment.

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Dizziness: Check Your Symptoms and Signs!

MD - Physician, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Dizziness: Check Your Symptoms and Signs!

Are you feeling lightheaded, unbalanced or woozy lately? Are you having strange sensations in the ears and eyes? These indicate that you are suffering from dizziness, a condition affecting the body’s sensory organs. It can cause fainting at times as well. It is not a disease, but a symptom of several disorders. Dizziness is caused by inner ear disturbances, effects of medication, motion sickness and underlying health conditions, such as poor blood circulation, infections or injuries.

Test and diagnosis

If you feel dizzy for a prolonged period of time or if the dizziness occurs and reoccurs, a special treatment is required. This is because dizziness may make you prone to several risks in everyday life. Several tests are carried out to find out the cause of the dizziness. If a stroke is suspected, an MRI scan or CT scan is carried out. A physical examination is undertaken in which the way you walk and balance are observed and the nerves of the central nervous system are checked. Hearing and balance tests may also be required, which are as follows:

  • Eye movement testing in which the path of the eyes is observed while tracking an object in motion. An eye motion test may be given where cold and warm water is placed in the ear canal.
  • Head movement tests are carried out when benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is suspected.

Treatment

Treatment of dizziness includes medicines, therapies and balance exercises.

Medicines

  • Various types of medicines are used initially to control the acute phase of imbalance. Drugs are even continued for some patients for a bit longer duration depending on clinical findings..

Therapy

  • Head position maneuvers: A technique known as canalith repositioning helps in resolving dizziness quickly. It can be performed by a doctor, therapist or audiologist. The position of the head is maneuvered in the process.
  • Balance therapy: Several exercises help in making the body’s balance system lesser sensitive to motion. This technique, known as vestibular rehabilitation, is used for people suffering from dizziness due to inner ear conditions.
  • PsychotherapyThis therapy may be used for patients who experience dizziness because of anxiety disorders.
  • Use of antibiotics: An antibiotic by the name of gentamicin may be injected in the inner ear for disabling the balance function. The unaffected ear performs that function.
  • Other procedures: A procedure known as labyrinthectomy may be used for disabling the vestibular labyrinth in the affected ear.

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

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Fungal Infections ( Ringworm) - Prevention And Cure

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi

Fungal infections like Jock itch or tinea Cruris and corporis are becoming very common in Delhi, India. Such is the quanta of the problem that many families are now coming with all members being affected with this irritating   fungal infection.

Q: How are Fungal Infections caused?

Answer: Tinea Cruris are caused by fungi or yeast . Commonest cause are the dermatophytes which grow in hot and humid climates. Fungal infections in Delhi, India are more common during the months of monsoon i.e May to August but in recent year it is seen that Fungal infections now remian all throughout the year.

FUNGAL INFECTION -RINGWORM JOCK ITCH TREATMENT IN DELHI

Fungal infections like Jock itch or tinea Cruris and corporis are becoming very common in Delhi, India. Such is the quanta of the problem that many families are now coming with all members being affected with this irritating   fungal infection.

Q: How are Fungal Infections caused?

Answer: Tinea Cruris are caused by fungi or yeast . Commonest cause are the dermatophytes which grow in hot and humid climates. Fungal infections in Delhi, India are more common during the months of monsoon i.e May to August but in recent year it is seen that Fungal infections now remian all throughout the year.

Q: Are fungal infections communicable/ contagious?

Answer: Not really . The spores are everywhere and can easily start to grow in warm body parts like the body folds and private parts.  Families who share towels, have pets at home might caught the fungal infections because the spores shift from one to another .

Q: Is fungal infection and eczema are the same?

Answer: Fungal infections are caused by fungal spores and is an infection while eczema is a condition of skin when oozing and crusting occurs as a result of excessive scratching. Irritation can occur because of dryness or at time allergies. Eczema is not an infection.

Q: What is the best treatment for Fungal infections like Tinea Cruris?

Answer: The best treatment for fungal infections like Tinea Cruris of Joc Itch consists of oral and topical antifungals. Various oral antifungals used to treat tinea cruris in Delhi, India inculde Fluconazole, terbinafine, itraconazole etc. Topical treatment options include creams containing luliconazole, ketoconazole, eberconazole, terbinafine , clotrimazole etc.

Q: Which is the best cream available cream for treating tinea cruris in Delhi, INDIA? 

Answer: Fungal Infections like tinea cruris or jock itch have become so common n Delhi, India because of the rampant use of over the counter creams by people. These creams contain steroids and other drugs which suppress the infection and as soon as the patient stops these creams the fungal infection comes back. Such use of OTC creams for Tinea infection in Delhi, India has led to drug resistant Tinea and other fungal infection. Even Dermatologist sfind it difficult to treat such Fungal infections at times.

So one should avoid self medication and visit a specialist for a complete cure of the condition.

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Inflammation of The Vagina - Could it be Vaginitis?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Inflammation of The Vagina - Could it be Vaginitis?

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 infection occurs 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. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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Pitted Keratolysis: Tips to Manage it!

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Pitted Keratolysis: Tips to Manage it!

Pitted keratolysis is a skin condition that affects the soles of your feet. As a result of this disease, the skin on the forefoot or heel turns white with pitted clusters. This is often accompanied by an offensive odor and is worse when the skin is wet. This odor is the main reason patients seek treatment for this skin condition. If left untreated, this can last for many years.

People who suffer from excessive sweating and those who wear closed shoes for extended durations have a high risk of suffering from this condition. Pitted Keratolysis is a bacterial infection where the bacteria multiply in moist conditions and release enzymes that destroy the horny cells of the foot soles. 

With time, this turns into characteristic crater like pits on the skin. They also produce sulphur compounds simultaneously that lead to the odor.

Treatment for this skin condition can be categorized under medicinal treatments and home remedies.

Medicinal remedies:

  1. One of the ways to treakt this disease is to treat the hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating that triggers it.
  2. Topical fusidic acid ointments or clotrimazole ointments can also provide some relief.
  3. Your doctor may also prescribe oral antibiotics to clear stubborn lesions.
  4. Other treatment options include anti-bacterial soap and injectable botulinum toxin. Using a strong antiperspirant with aluminum chloride can also resolve the issue.

Home remedies:

  1. The first thing you must do if you suffer from this condition is keep your feet dry. Wearing socks with your shoes is a good idea as this keeps your feet dry and ventilated. Thus, keeping the bacteria from multiplying. After having a bath, pay special attention to drying your feet. You could even use a hair dryer on your feet.
  2. Wash your feet with soap and water at least twice a day. You could also use an antiseptic cleanser or antibacterial soap.
  3. Try and reduce the number of hours you wear closed shoes. Whenever possible, wear open toed sandals. Do not wear the same shoes for two days in a row without giving them time to dry out.
  4. If possible, change your socks at least once in the day.
  5. Do not share footwear or towels with anyone else.
  6. Apply antiperspirants to the soles of your feet.
  7. Soak your feet in half a bucket of water with 15-20 drops of tea tree oil. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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