Frequently Asked Questions
Athlete's Foot (Alipunga)
How do I treat athlete’s foot (Alipunga)
Athlete’s foot is a common skin infection caused by fungi, and it can be treated with an antifungal cream like Clotrimazole (Canesten®). Apply it directly onto the infected area and follow the right dosage based on packaging.
Ang alipunga ay impeksyon sa balat sanhi ng fungi, ito ay napapagaling ng antifungal cream tulad ng Clotrimazole (Canesten®). I-apply sa balat na may impekyson at sundin ang tamang dosage na nasa packaging.
If I ignore it, will it go away on its own?
Unfortunately not. Athlete’s foot is a fungal skin infection which requires treatment with antifungal cream. The earlier you treat it the sooner it will clear up. For information on treating athlete’s foot simply and effectively, visit our athlete’s foot treatment page.
Hindi. Kailangan gamutin ang alipunga ng antifungal cream upang mapatay ang fungi na sanhi nito. Kapag naagapan ang paggamot nito, mas mabilis ang paggaling.
How long is the treatment?
Depending on the product, recommended treatment time varies from 1 to 4 weeks. The symptoms of the skin infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment with all Clotrimazole (Canesten®) Athlete’s foot creams. If the symptoms do not improve within 7 days, please consult your doctor.
Is it contagious?
Yes, it is contagious and if you don't treat the infection, there's a chance it will spread, so it is important to start your treatment as early as possible. It is best to avoid sharing personal stuff with other people.
Oo, ito ay nakakahawa. Gamutin ito kaagad para maiwasan na makahawa. Iwasan ang magpahiram ng iyong gamit sa iba.
How do I prevent athlete’s foot in future?
There are a few simple steps you can take to lower your risk of getting athlete’s foot. The most important measure you can take is to keep your feet clean and dry, especially after spending time in public changing rooms, pools or showers.
Click here for more tips on prevention.
Panatilihing malinis at tuyo ang iyong mga paa.
Jock Itch (Hadhad)
What can I do to treat Jock Itch?
Jock itch is a fungal infection, so you can use an antifungal cream like Clotrimazole (Canesten®) to clear it up.
Click here for more information on treatment.
Ang hadhad ay impekyon sanhi ng fungi, ito ay maaring gamutin ng antifungal cream tulad ng Clotrimazole (Canesten®).
I have a rash on my scrotum and/or penis, is this jock itch?
Not usually, as jock itch is normally found around the groin area, inner thighs and buttocks, not your genitalia. If you have a rash on your scrotum and/or your penis, it’s best to see your doctor so you get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
How long does the treatment last?
Once you start treatment your jock itch should clear up within 3-4 weeks. If the symptoms do not improve or worsen, please consult your doctor.
Should I stop having sex until my jock itch clears up?
Yes, you should. Since this fungal infection is contagious, it could be transferred to your partner during sex.
Is ringworm caused by worms?
No! Ringworm is a fungal skin infection, and has nothing to do with worms. It gets its name from the ring-shaped rash that develops on your skin from the fungal infection.
Is ringworm contagious?
Yes, ringworm is contagious and can be transmitted from pets and farm animals to humans as well as from human to human. For tips on how to lower your risk of ringworm and stop it from spreading, visit our prevention page.
How do I treat ringworm?
As ringworm is a fungal infection, you need to use an anti-fungal treatment to treat it effectively. Clotrimazole (Canesten®) has a range of treatment products available including different applications, click here to learn more.
Can animals get ringworm?
Yes. If your pet has patches of missing fur, it could be ringworm. Check your family and other pets for signs of the infection and take your pet to the vet as soon as possible. If you come across an animal that you think is infected you should stay away to avoid getting the infection yourself.
How can I prevent ringworm in future?
Ringworm is contagious, however you can take measures to prevent it from spreading and recurring. For example, if someone has ringworm, make sure his or her clothing, towels and bed linen are washed separately.
ASC Reference No.: B034P012021CS, B037P012021CS, B036P012021CS, B035P012021CS, B033P012021CS