How to Use Kenacomb Ointment

By Kent Page McGroarty

Kenacomb is the trade name for an ointment that contains a combination of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory medicines and is used to treat skin infections. One ingredient, nystatin, is used to treat Candida fungi skin infections such as thrush or candidiasis. Symptoms of such infections include redness, itching, small blisters, skin cracking and scaling. These infections generally occur around the nails or between folds of skin. While application of this ointment is fairly simple, considerations such as any allergies, other medications you may be taking and other health conditions must be taken into account before using the ointment.

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Kenacomb is the trade name for an ointment that contains a combination of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory medicines and is used to treat skin infections. One ingredient, nystatin, is used to treat Candida fungi skin infections such as thrush or candidiasis. Symptoms of such infections include redness, itching, small blisters, skin cracking and scaling. These infections generally occur around the nails or between folds of skin. While application of this ointment is fairly simple, considerations such as any allergies, other medications you may be taking and other health conditions must be taken into account before using the ointment.

Wash hands thoroughly and apply a thin film of Kenacomb ointment to the affected area. Remember to follow the exact instructions of your doctor or pharmacist for best results.

Gently rub the ointment into the affected areas to increase the absorption rate. Do this two to three times daily. Apply the product at about the same times each day.

Wash your hands thoroughly after rubbing Kenacomb in. This helps to decrease the risk of spreading the infection to other areas of the body.

Use Kenocomb for as long as your doctor or pharmacist instructs. Chances of side effects may increase if you use the product longer than recommended. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or get worse.

Wear loose-fitting clothing over areas to which the ointment has been applied.

Tip

Symptoms of an allergic reaction to Kenacomb including swelling of the face, mouth, lips, tongue and throat, difficulty breathing, sudden and severe hives or other skin rash.

Warning

Do not use Kenacomb ointment if you are allergic to any of its ingredients such as nystatin, neomycin, gramicidin, triamcinolone and acetonide. Tell your doctor about any allergies you have and medication you are taking. Do not use the ointment if you have skin viral infections such as cold sores, shingles or chicken pox. Do not use Kenacomb in or around the eyes. People with tuberculosis should not use Kenacomb. Do not use Kenacomb if you are pregnant or are planning to breast-feed, or if you have any medical conditions or are planning to have surgery. Use this ointment with caution on children, as they are more susceptible to Kenacomb's side effects. Do not use dressings on the affected areas unless recommended to do so by your doctor. If you miss a dose, do not apply more ointment to "make up" for the missed dose. Call your doctor immediately if you apply too much or accidentally ingest the ointment. Do not use the product if it has expired or the packaging is torn.

About the Author

Kent Page McGroarty has worked as a writer since 2006, contributing numerous articles to various websites. She is a frequent contributor to the health and fitness sections of the online magazine EDGE Publications and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Saint Joseph's University.

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