What Is Candid Cream?
Candid cream is an anti-fungal cream preparation manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. It is commonly used to treat yeast infections of the skin such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, and body ringworm.
The active ingredient is clotrimazole, which is an azole group anti-fungal medication that is widely used in external fungal infections.
This preparation should not be confused with Candid-B cream, which contains the steroid beclomethasone dipropionate in addition to clotrimazole, and is used to alleviate the symptoms of fungal infection. Plain Candid cream does not contain the steroid and does not relieve the inflammation and itchiness associated with fungal infections.
The cream can be used in mild fungal infections such as ringworm, jock itch, and athlete’s foot that do not have significant itchiness and inflammation. It is a skin preparation and should not be applied on the mouth, lips, or tongue.
How to Use
To use the cream, thoroughly clean the infected area, allow it to dry, and then gently rub the medication in until most of it disappears. Use just enough medication to cover the affected area. You should wash your hands after applying the medication.