What is Ketoconazole Soap?
Ketoconazole soap is a medicated soap prescribed by doctors to treat various fungal infections of the skin such as athlete’s foot, ringworm infection, and other yeast infections. It is similar to Nizoral shampoo which is used to treat fungal infection of the scalp with the same active ingredient Ketoconazole. KZ soap belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal soap which works by inhibiting the growth of fungi on the skin.
How does KZ soap work?
Ketoconazole is the active ingredient in the KZ soap which belongs to the azole antifungal agent. That works by stopping the synthesis of an essential enzyme called ergosterol which is essential for the fungal cell membrane. This action weakens the cell structure which leads to the death of the fungus infection.
Uses of antifungal soap?
Ketoconazole soap is prescribed for various fungal infections affecting the skin. Using it properly and prescribed by your doctor will help in reducing infection more effectively. It reduces redness, discomfort, and itchiness associated with the conditions including
- Athlete’s foot
- Yeast infection
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
How to use it?
- Wet the affected area
- Apply soap and lather it gently.
- Leave the lather on the affected area for a few minutes (3-5 minutes prescribed usually)
- Rinse thoroughly.
It is suggested to use as long as prescribed by the doctor. If you start getting improvement, do not stop taking it until the course is completed which can lead to re-emergence of the infection and may lead to the development of resistance against the fungal infection.
Benefits and Effectiveness
Effectiveness against fungal infection, its primary function is to eliminate fungal infection by stopping the production of enzymes that are responsible for causing fungal infection. It is easy to use, just wet your soap, create a lather, apply the lather leave it on the affected area for at least 3 minutes, and rinse it.
Side effects if any?
Some of the side effects are
- Skin irritation
How to store it?
- Store Ketoconazole soap should be stored at normal temperature.
- Discard if expired.
Where to buy online?
Buy Ketoconazole soap online at TrueDermo, shipping it to countries including
- Hong Kong