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What is Fucidin H used for?

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According to C-Health, Fucidin H is used to treat mild to moderate allergic dermatitis rashes. It is a combination of fusidic acid and hydrocortisone designed to work on bacterial infections.

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Fucidin H, according to C-Health, is a topical antibiotic and corticosteroid mix that heals underlying infections in the skin tissue. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic for use in preventing the spread of bacteria while hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid used to reduce inflammation and itching from the infection. Fucidin H cream is rubbed into the affected skin area three times a day to treat the infection. Improvement should occur within two weeks. If there is no improvement, a doctor's appointment should be scheduled. Inert ingredients in Fucidin H include butylated hydroxyanisol, cetyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, potassium sorbate, polysorbate 60, white soft paraffin and purified water.

According to C-Health, side effects from Fucidin H include dry or burning skin, itching, irritation and hair growth at the site of usage. Anyone who experiences a change in skin color, a thinning of skin tissue or a worsening of the infection should see a doctor immediately. Allergic reactions can occur, and any swelling indicative of an allergic reaction should be seen by a doctor as well. Fucidin H should not be taken while pregnant.

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