Mycolog Cream and Ointment are prescribed for the treatment of candidiasis (a yeast-like fungal infection) of the skin. The combination of an antifungal (nystatin) and a steroid (triamcinolone acetonide) provides greater benefit than nystatin alone during the first few days of treatment. Nystatin kills the fungus or prevents its growth; triamcinolone helps relieve the redness, swelling, itching, and other discomfort that can accompany a skin infection.
Mycolog side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Stretching Or Thinning Of The Skin;
- Stretch Marks;
- Softening Of The Skin;
- Severe Inflammation Of The Skin;
- Secondary Infection;
- Reddish Purple Lines On Skin;
- Prickly Heat;
- Inflammation Of Hair Follicles;
- Inflammation Around The Mouth;
- Hair Loss (Especially On The Scalp);
- Excessive Growth Of Hair (Especially On The Face);
- Excessive Discoloring Of The Skin;
- Eruptions Resembling Acne;
Mycolog Cream is usually applied to the affected areas 2 times a day, in the morning and evening, by gently and thoroughly massaging the preparation into the skin. Your doctor will have you stop using the cream if your symptoms persist after 25 days of treatment.
A thin film of Mycolog Ointment is usually applied to the affected areas 2 times a day, in the morning and the evening. Your doctor will have you stop using the ointment if your symptoms persist after 25 days of treatment.
Your doctor will limit use of Mycolog for children to the least amount that is effective. Long-term treatment may interfere with the growth and development of children.