Fucidin Cream works by stopping the growth of germs called staphylococcal bacteria. It does not kill the bacteria but stops them from getting larger and increasing in number. The bacteria then die or are killed by your immune system.
How does it work to treat impetigo?
Fucidin Cream works to treat impetigo by stopping the bacteria that cause the infection from growing or increasing in number. This bacteria is then easier for your immune system to deal with, so you recover from the infection quickly.
Impetigo is a very common bacterial infection of the skin that is highly contagious. It’s not usually serious and usually gets better in 7 to 10 days with treatment. If you think you have impetigo, you should see your GP. You may be given a phone appointment, as the condition is very infectious.
Symptoms include red sores or blisters (the redness is not so visible on brown or black skin).
The patches can:
- be painful
- get bigger
- spread across your body
- look flaky
Fucidin Cream stops the growth of the bacteria that cause impetigo and speeds up recovery.
How long does Fucidin Cream last?
A typical course of Fucidin lasts between 7 and 10 days. You should apply Fucidin Cream 3 or 4 times a day and complete your treatment as directed by your doctor.
How long does Fucidin Cream take to work?
You should notice an improvement in a few days. If you still have symptoms after your course has finished, you should see your doctor.
How effective is Fucidin Cream?
Fucidin Cream works well to treat impetigo. A 2001 study found that among children with impetigo, 55% of patients were cured within a week, compared with 13% in the placebo group.
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