It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and check you for any problems or unwanted effects that may be caused by this medicine.
Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor.
If your skin problem does not improve within 2 weeks for cutaneous candidiasis, pityriasis versicolor, tinea corporis, or tinea cruris; or 4 weeks for seborrheic dermatitis; or 4 to 6 weeks for tinea pedis, or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor.
Good health habits are also required for patients using the cream form of this medicine to help clear up your infection completely and to help make sure it does not return.
For patients using the cream for athlete’s foot (tinea pedis; ringworm of the foot), the following instructions will help keep the feet cool and dry:
- Avoid wearing socks made from wool or synthetic materials (e.g., rayon or nylon). Instead, wear clean, cotton socks and change them daily or more often if your feet sweat a lot.
- Wear sandals or well-ventilated shoes (e.g., shoes with holes).
- Use a bland, absorbent powder (e.g., talcum powder) or an antifungal powder between the toes, on the feet, and in socks and shoes one or two times a day. It is best to use the powder between the times you use the cream.
- If you have any questions about these instructions, check with your doctor.