Fucidin H is a cream that contains fusidic acid andhydrocortisone acetate and both substances are actually active ingredients.Fucidic acid has antibiotic properties and it enters bacterial cells andinterferes with the protein production needed for the bacteria to multiply anddivide. It makes it impossible for the bacteria to multiply and they get killedoff by the immune system. Hydrocortisone acetate is a corticosteroid naturallyproduced by the adrenal glands. Its main function is to reduce skininflammations, which is done by preventing the release of some substances fromthe cells. Hydrocortisone relieves itching and inflammation by preventing thesechemicals from being released. When mixed, these two ingredients provides a goodremedy for dermatitis and eczema infected with bacteria. Fucidic acid fightsthe bacteria, while Hydrocortisone takes care of inflammations.
Fucidin H is intended for external use on the skin only. Itmust be applied evenly to the affected area, and one should always wash thehands thoroughly afterwards. One should also avoid contact of the medicine withopen wounds, eyes, the mouth and nasal passages. Corticosteroids can sometimescause skin thinning and decrease of the hormone production in the adrenalglands, so it should not be used continuously for longer periods of time. Ifused excessively it may trigger resistance to the antibiotic and possiblehypersensitivity reactions. Extreme precautions should be taken when used inchildren.
There are certain medical conditions which prohibit the useof this cream. These conditions include acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, syphilisinduced skin rashes, skin ulcers, itchy genital or anal skin, primary bacterialskin infections, viral skin infections, tuberculosis affected skin,inflammatory rashes, broken veins and extremely thin skin. People who areallergic to any of the ingredients found in Fucidin H cream should not use themedication. The cream is not recommended for use during pregnancy unlessadvised to do so by a doctor. Breastfeeding women should also avoid using thismedication, but if the doctor prescribes the medication anyway, the breast areamust be washed off carefully before breastfeeding.
Most medications sometimes have side effects but they do notaffect all people in the same way. If a person experiences some side effectswhile taking a certain medicine it does not necessarily mean that the same willhappen to another person. Some people do not experience any side effects atall. Fucidin H side effects include skin irritation, decreased skinpigmentation, increased hair growth, dermatitis, rash, skin thinning and hairfollicle inflammation.