Antifungal cream for babies in Nigeria.
Babies and young children are prone to having fungal skin infection especially dermatophytosis (ringworm) and can complicate diaper rash. Fungal skin infections in babies are best treated with antifungal creams.
Here is a list of common over the counter creams for babies in Nigeria.
Tribotan is a popular among antifungal ermatologists because it does not contain steriods.
According to the COBRA REVIEW, “baby Tribotan cream is used for acne, diaper rash, sweat, itching, eczema, skin irritation ringworm and other skin conditions caused by bacteria and fungi in children. It is manufactured by Fidson Healthcare plc. Ogun State, Nigeria – producers of Tribotan cream and tablet for adults.
Tribotan contains Clotrimazole BP (used to treat diaper rash, oral thrush, ringworm) and Ichthammol BP (used in skin disorder) as active ingredients. Baby Tribotan cream is used for treatment, control, prevention, and improvement”
2. VISITA PLUS
Is Visita plus good for babies? The answer is yes. It contains Clotrimazole 1%, Beclomethasone dipropionate 0.25%, and Gentamicin 0.1% as ingredients.
Visita Plus cream is used in all commonly encountered dermatoses with bacteria and/or fungal infection, mixed dermatoses, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), chronic otitis externa, candidiasis and napkin rash. Please be care with the use of visita plus in babies as it contains steroids(Beclomethasone dipropionate).
Skineal contains Ketoconazole 10 mg, and clobetasol propionate 0.5 mg as active ingredients. No steriods which make it safer for babies. Effective the the treatment of fungal rash in babies.
4. KETOCONAZOLE CREAM/NIZORAL CREAM
BRAND NAMES: Extina; Ketodan; Nizoral A-D [OTC]; Nizoral [DSC]; Xolegel, Ketoderm
💥It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin.
💥It is used to control seborrheic dermatitis.
💥It is used to treat dandruff.
5. TYDINEAL CREAM
INGREDIENTS: ketoconazole 10mg, neomycin sulfate 5000IU and clobetasol propionate 0.25mg.
According to the NIGERIAN HEALTH BLOG, tydineal cream is indicated for topical application in the treatment of fungal infections of the skin, such as tinea manus (fungal infection of the hand), tinea corporis (ringworm) , tinea cruris (jock itch) and tinea vesiculor (pityriasis versiculor). It has also proved effective in the treatment of many kinds of dermatitis, eczema and pruritus.
6. FUNBACT A
Funbact-A Triple Action Cream is used for itch or rash, bacterial infection, treatment of ringworm, and relief of itching. The cream contains the following active ingredient: clotrimazole, Betamethasone, and neomycin sulphate. Contains steriods and should be guided by a doctor before use.
7. CANESTEN CREAM
Canesten clotrimazole 1% cream has been used to treat Candidal nappy rash for over 25 years and counting. The active anti-fungal ingredient clotrimazole treats the fungal infection and relieves your baby’s symptoms.
👉 Terbinafine (Lamisil) cream shoud not be used in children below 12 years of age according the manufacturer. This warning was given at medicine.uk.org
👉Antifungal creams are used to treat fungal skin diseases, they should never be used to bleach babies. Stop bleaching your babies!