Basic Information: What is Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream?
The following is a Walgreens Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream review. This treatment is alleged to be able to treat Jock Itch, Athlete’s Foot and Ringworm. It is meant to alleviate and relieve the symptoms of these fungal conditions such as burning and itching. Read more below to learn about its ingredients and to see what we found when we investigated this product.
- Clotrimazole (10mg/g)
- Isopropyl Myristate
- Benzyl Alcohol
- Liquid Paraffin
- Polysorbate 60
- Propylene Glycol
- Purified Water
- Sorbitan Monostearate
- Stearic Acid
- Stearyl Alcohol
The antifungal agent Clotrimazole will put an end to most types of Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch and Ringworm infections. Stearic Acid softens the skin. Alcohols in this are used as preservatives and may dry out the skin. Other ingredients are designed to provide relief and to aid the active ingredient.
Clean the area of infection and then ensure that it is thoroughly dry before applying any Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream. Twice daily, morning and night, a thin coating of product should be applied, or applied as your physician directs. Treatment for ringworm and athlete’s foot should be administered in this manner for 4 weeks on an everyday basis, or 2 weeks if treating jock itch for best results.
It costs $6.79 for a 0.5oz tube of Walgreens Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream on the Walgreens website. This does not include the price of shipping, which is estimated to be $5.99. Your ZIP code determines tax. If you use the auto reorder and save option then you can get 20% your next order as well as free shipping. If you spend more than $25 at Walgreens then you can get free shipping.
What to Expect
Walgreens Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream is a non-greasy cream that absorbs well, which you want when you are treating these kinds of fungal infections, as moist conditions will only make them worse. I thought it managed to improve my Athlete’s Foot after a week of usage and cleared it up completely in about three weeks but it did not relieve my symptoms very well. The itching and burning was a little relieved but the relief wore off as the day wore on. It made very little difference. It certainly does not seem to provide the kind of relief that the manufacturer claims it should do. It is easy to use though and its smell is not too off-putting.
Keep an Eye Out
Walgreens Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream should not be used on those 2 years old or under unless advised for use by a doctor. You must avoid contact with the eyes when using this product. If your skin becomes aggravated then you have to discontinue usage of the cream and consult with your doctor. If no improvement has happened after 4 weeks for athlete’s foot and ringworm or 2 weeks for jock itch then look for medical counsel and cease use. If a child is left unsupervised and they manage to swallow any of the cream, seek medical attention immediately. There is alcohol in the product that may cause your skin to dry out when you use it.
Walgreens have a guarantee for 30 days. Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream does not seem to carry any restrictions and so it is possible to return it. If you buy from them online then you have the option of returning the product to a Walgreens store or by mail inside of 30 days of buying it. Your return must include the original receipt, regardless of where you return it. If you return a product to a store without a receipt then it may be refundable in the form of a gift card at the manager’s discretion. If you return the cream by mail then it should be done through USPS. A USPS prepaid return label can be printed on www.walgreens.com/returnlabel and you have to give your address, order number and reason for return when prompted. The product must be returned with original packaging and the original receipt. Very few reviews have been provided on Walgreens website so it is difficult to judge how effective the treatment is or how satisfactory people found it. One person was highly pleased, one person was displeased while another did not have a case of Athlete’s Foot but was instead using the cream as a preventative for nail fungus. As a result, it is best to say that there have been mixed reviews but there are far too few to take this as an indication of overall contentment with the cream.
The Bottom Line
Walgreens Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream does manage to clear up fungal infections as it is meant to do. It is also cheap and is simple to use. However, it does not relieve the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot very well, which is perhaps to be expected given the cheapness of the cream. If the price is a reflection of its effectiveness then you cannot expect it to work miracles. Additionally, it has not garnered much enthusiastic praise from buyers. It does as it is supposed to do, albeit slowly, but does not relieve symptoms and can in fact cause irritation because of its alcohol content. The guarantee seems to be a fleeting one. When you take into consideration the delivery time and that a customer must try a product to deem whether or not it is suitable for them, little time is left to return this product. At least, this is the case for return by mail. Due to the option to return to a Walgreens store, the guarantee can be considered decent. Whether this treatment is for you is the question and one that we cannot answer for you although we hope that we hope we have given you all the information you might need to make an educated decision.