Canesten HC is indicated for the treatment of the following skin infections where co-existing symptoms of inflammation, e.g. itching, require rapid relief:
All dermatomycoses due to dermatophytes (e.g. Trichophyton species), moulds and other fungi
All dermatomycoses due to yeasts (Candida species)
Skin diseases showing secondary infection with these fungi
The treatment of nappy rash where infection due to Candida albicans is present. Candidal vulvitis, candidal balanitis and candidal intertrigo
Clotrimazole is a broad spectrum antifungal. It also exhibits activity against Trichomonas, staphylococci, streptococci and Bacteroides. It has no effect on lactobacilli.