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Qualiderm - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Qualiderm: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Qualiderm?

Qualiderm is a combination cream belonging to the glucocorticoid class of medications used for treating skin infections. It consists of three drugs, namely betamethasone (steroid), gentamicin (antibiotic) and tolnaftate (antifungal). Furthermore, it prevents and controls swelling, itchiness and redness of the skin while minimising inflammation. 

Qualiderm is for external application only per the prescription of your doctor. Healthcare professionals prescribe the dosage, timings and duration of the application of this cream depending on the severity of your condition. 

What are the uses of Qualiderm?

Qualiderm treats skin infections that are commonly caused by bacteria and fungi. As a topical cream, it prevents, treats and controls inflammation, redness and swelling in the following conditions:

  • Psoriasis (a skin disease that causes inflamed and red skin)
  • Dermatitis (a skin condition characterised by itchiness and redness)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune and inflammatory disorder)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disorder wherein the immune system attacks the cells)
  • Angioedema (painless swelling under the skin)
  • Eye disorders or infections

Doctors recommend completing the entire course of this treatment even if its symptoms appear to recede. The symptoms can eventually resurface in the long run if you discontinue this medication without the advice of your doctor. 

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What are the side effects of Qualiderm?

Common side effects such as itching, burning or irritation at the application site, excessive hair growth, lethargy or irritability are associated with this medication. Over time, as your body gets used to this medication, these symptoms disappear. Very rarely, do complex or life-threatening side effects appear, thus requiring urgent medical attention. 

If you notice any allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, hives, ashes, muscle weakness or psychosis, please seek immediate medical attention. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Qualiderm

1. How do you use Qualiderm?

As a topical cream, Qualiderm is for external application only. During application, you must take precautions and follow these steps:

  • Wash and dry your hands.
  • Apply a thin layer of Qualiderm to the affected area.
  • This medicine should not come in contact with the eyes, mouth or vagina.
Symptoms will disappear in several days or even weeks.

2. Is Qualiderm anti-inflammatory?

Qualiderm cream is a combination medicine containing betamethasone (steroid), gentamicin (antibiotic) and tolnaftate (antifungal), making it anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal. It kills the growth of microorganisms on the skin. Thus, this medication helps reduce, treat and manage various skin infections while reducing symptoms such as itching, swelling, and redness.

3. What types of skin infections does Qualiderm treat?

Qualiderm cream has several uses in treating fungal and bacterial skin infections such as:

  • Local psoriasis
  • Skin irritation and flaking due to eczema
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Rheumatic disorders like rheumatoid arthritis
During this medication, you must remember not to scratch or touch the infected area. It may further spread or worsen the infection.

4. Is Qualiderm safe to use during pregnancy?

Although Qualiderm cream is applied externally only, it will be helpful if you consult your doctor regarding its use during pregnancy. Some studies have revealed that this medication is risky for a developing child. However, in life-threatening conditions, your doctor may advise using Qualiderm.

5. Is Qualiderm Cream a steroid?

Yes, Qualiderm cream falls under the category of corticosteroids. It reduces the number of inflammatory chemicals that your body makes. Over time, it reduces the immune response of the body resulting in controlled inflammation. Qualiderm cream helps treat, prevent, and manage several skin conditions and allergic reactions in a patient.

6. Is Qualiderm cream safe to use?

Qualiderm cream is safe to use when used exactly per the prescription of your doctor. Altering its dosage, duration and timing may affect results. Discontinuing or prolonging the use of this cream without the advice of a doctor can result in symptoms reappearing or worsening over time.

7. Can I stop applying Qualiderm cream when I feel better?

Your doctor will recommend completing the entire course of Qualiderm whether or not the symptoms still exist. Sometimes symptoms improve before the infection completely clears out. It is essential to remember not to skip doses since it may increase the risk of further infection. If symptoms do not improve in a month, consult with your doctor.

8. Does Qualiderm cream leave a mark?

No. There is no evidence of Qualiderm cream leaving a mark in the affected area. It treats, controls and prevents several fungal and bacterial skin infections such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Your doctor may recommend it to you when the results far outweigh its side effects.

9. Can Qualiderm cream be applied to children?

Qualiderm cream is not safe for children under 12 years. Although it is antibacterial and antifungal, it also contains steroids that doctors do not recommend for a specific age group. Children, pregnant or breastfeeding women or those with liver conditions must avoid using this cream. Seeking the advice of your doctor is essential.

10. Does Qualiderm reduce swelling?

Qualiderm cream contains the drug betamethasone, a medium-strength corticosteroid that helps reduce swelling, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling and itching in certain skin conditions or allergies. It activates natural substances in your body to reduce the symptoms of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

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