Eurax is a scabicidal and antipruritic agent. The ingredient that is largely responsible for the action of Eurax is crotamiton.
Eurax is used to treat certain skin conditions that are caused by parasites. This medication is used, in particular, to treat a skin disease known as scabies. Scabies are caused by insects known as mites. These mites invade the skin and burrow in, laying their eggs. This ailment can be transferred from person to person by physical contact. This disease causes excessive itching leading to infections, wounds, and lesions on the skin.
Eurax works by killing the mites that are responsible for the irritation of the skin. This medication is also used to diminish the itching that is experienced with other skin infections and disorders.
Contact your doctor to know if this treatment may have any other benefits when used.
It is important to carefully adhere to any directions that may have been given to you by a health expert. You should avoid taking Eurax in a quantity that is differs from the quantity that has been prescribed.
This medication is a topical agent and should be applied to the surface of the skin.
Eurax should be applied to skin that is under the chin. It should be massaged into the skin for optimal effect.
For best results, reapply the topical agent 24 hours after the initial application.
Two days after you have applied the treatment, you can remove it by washing it from your body.
In the event that you accidentally consume Eurax, call your emergency medical service immediately.
There are side effects that may be experienced when using Eurax. Some of the adverse reactions that may or may not manifest are:
The presence of dermatitis
Occurrence of pruritus
The presence of a rash on the skin
Sensitivity of the skin
If you are plagued with any of these unpleasant reactions, you should seek the medical advice of a clinician as soon as possible.
Inform your doctor if you have recently discovered you are with child and have been instructed to take Eurax. This medication may not be suitable for pregnant women. Do not consider continuing with breastfeeding until you have consulted your doctor.
Do not use Eurax if you have, on a prior occasion, had a negative interaction with the products in Eurax.
Do not use this medication on individuals who are below the age of eighteen. The effects of Eurax on younger individuals is uncertain.
Do not apply Eurax to your face or facial features.
Do not use this medication on a wound or lesion that is open. This may cause too much of the medication to be absorbed by the body.
Do not use any other topical agents, prescribed or otherwise, while also using Eurax. There may be negative interactions between the substances.
Inform your doctor if your skin is prone to sensitivity towards medication or topical agents before you are prescribed with Eurax.
There are certain medications that may negatively interact with Eurax. Inform your doctor about all the medications, both prescribed and self-dosed, that you may be currently using.