How and when to use clotrimazole cream, spray and solution

Dosage and strength

Clotrimazole comes as a 1% strength cream, spray or solution.

Apply clotrimazole to the affected area 2 to 3 times a day. It will work better if you can use it 3 times a day.

How to use it
If the affected area is large or hairy, it’s best to use either the spray or solution.

If you’re using clotrimazole on your feet, make sure you wash and thoroughly dry them first, especially between your toes.

How to use clotrimazole cream
Spread the cream on the affected area. A 1cm strip of cream should be enough to treat an area the size of your hand.

Use the cream on your skin only and avoid putting it near your mouth, lips and eyes.


How to use clotrimazole spray
If you’re using the spray for the first time, press the spray head down once or twice to get it ready to use.

Hold and spray about 15cm away from the affected area.

How to use clotrimazole solution
Clotrimazole solution comes in a bottle with a plastic dropper that lets the solution out in drops.

Spread clotrimazole solution thinly and evenly on the affected areas.

A few drops of clotrimazole solution should be enough to cover an area the size of a hand.

If it’s your ear that’s infected, put 2 to 3 drops of clotrimazole solution into your ear.

How long to use it for
How long you use clotrimazole for depends on the type of infection you have.

It’s best to use it for at least 2 weeks, even if all signs of the infection have gone, to stop it from coming back. You can use it for up to 4 weeks if needed.

If you forget to use it
If you forget to use your treatment, just apply it as soon as you remember and then keep following your usual routine.

If you use too much
If you use too much clotrimazole cream, spray or solution or use it more often than you need to, it may make your skin irritated or red. If this happens, use less the next time.

Post time: Feb-29-2024