Basic Information: What is SolvEasy Tinea Cream?
What follows is the review of Ego Pharmaceuticals SolvEasy Tinea Cream. It treats Athlete’s Foot in adults and children over 12 and is claimed to treat Athlete’s Foot between the toes in just 7 days. The cream also moisturises and soothes the skin. If you read below, you will discover its formula and what our opinion of it is.
- Terbinafine Hydrochloride 1% w/w
- Benzyl Alcohol
Terbinafine Hydrochloride is a substance that binds to the skin to act on the infection and relieve the itchiness. Benzyl Alcohol and hydroxybenzoates are preservatives that keep this cream in its best condition for you to use.
As with all Athlete’s Foot treatments, the area that is infected must be thoroughly cleaned and dried. SolvEasy Tinea Cream is to be applied once a day. This treatment should continue for 7 days for infection between the toes and for 2 to 4 weeks for infections on the sole of the foot. You should use the cream for the full length of time to ensure that you are completely cured and that infection will not return. You should not to use soap during the time of treatment but find an alternative rather than irritating the skin and making it harder to fight the infection.
There are two different size packs of the cream that you can buy: a 15g (0.5oz) or a 30g (1.06oz) tube. You cannot buy this cream from Ego Pharmaceuticals but you have to buy it from a retailer instead. As a result, it is difficult to pin down a price. The 15g tube seems to sell somewhere between A$9 and A$12 on average, while the 30g tube sells somewhere between A$13 and A$16. It is advisable to shop around to get the best value for money.
What to Expect
This cream does what it says. It is easy to apply, you do not have to worry about forgetting to put it on like those products that have 2 or 3 applications a day and it does not smell. It started clearing things up pretty fast although in my case, 7 days for Athlete’s Foot between the toes did not quite work out. It took slightly longer for me before it seemed fully cleared up. It still works quicker than many products out there though.
Keep an Eye Out
Ego Pharmaceuticals do not provide any information about any possible adverse effects but it is always a good idea to look out for any signs of irritation, particularly as the alcohol in this can dry out your skin. If your skin becomes irritated, it could seem similar to the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot including the itchiness, the burning and the peeling. So if your Athlete’s Foot looks like it might be getting worse that could be why. If you get a reaction like that or if your Athlete’s Foot is still affecting you after putting the cream on for the right length of time then you should stop using it and seek your doctor’s advice. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding then it is advised that you seek medical advice before using this cream. A child under the age of 12 should not use this because it is more likely to have adverse effects on them. If you have particularly sensitive skin or you think you have an allergy to one of the product’s ingredients you would be wise to avoid using it. Lastly, you must be very careful that you do not use soap or get it near your Athlete’s Foot. It really is not a good idea.
As the manufacturer sells this product through various retailers, Ego Pharmaceuticals does not offer a guarantee itself. Return policies depend on the retailer that you purchase the product from so it is strongly advised that you make yourself aware of any policies they have before you buy SolvEasy Tinea Cream. There are a number of reviews on the Ego Pharmaceuticals website for this product and there is clear satisfaction with the cream. People who used it seemed particularly pleased with how well and how quickly it worked, along with how little you had to use for each application.
The Bottom Line
SolvEasy Tinea Cream works on Athlete’s Foot and can work on similar fungal infections like ringworm and jock itch as well. It does not have a horrible smell like some other Athlete’s Foot treatment products do and a little goes a long way, which means that a smaller tube would be worth the money spent on it and the larger tube would go even further. However, there is no guarantee that you can get a refund for this product if it does not fulfil your needs and it does carry the risk of irritation, particularly for those with sensitive skin. As you should not use soap in conjunction with this product, it can also be tricky to wash without irritating your feet. Even if you have a shower and do not use soap on your feet, it is still possible to have soap swirling around them when you wash and rinse soap off the rest of your body. Some precautions need to be taken when using this product but it should still meet the needs of a number of people.