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GlucoRx Allpresan Diabetic Foam Cream

Dr Karen Martin
Reviewed by Dr Karen MartinReviewed on 19.10.2023 | 2 minutes read

GlucoRx Allpresan Diabetic Foam Cream is a moisturizer used to prevent and treat dry and cracked skin on your feet. It is especially useful for people with diabetes. This is because people with diabetes must look after their feet carefully to avoid cuts or damage that can lead to infections.

High blood sugar levels caused by poorly controlled diabetes can damage nerves in your feet (peripheral neuropathy), making them less able to feel pain, cold, and heat. As a result, foot problems can go unnoticed. People with diabetes are advised to manage dry and cracked skin carefully to prevent complications, and GlucoRx Allpresan Diabetic Foam Cream is one of the ways to help. This product is not available in the US, but there are similar products available such as Gold Bond Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief Foot Cream.

How do I use the medication?

You can apply a small amount of the cream to your feet once or twice a day. Make sure you wash your hands well before and after use. Shake the bottle before use and hold it upright to release the medicine. If you have diabetes, it is best to use the medicine every day to prevent dry and cracked skin from occurring. People with diabetes should check their feet every day; using a daily moisturizing product like GlucoRx Allpresan Diabetic Foam Cream can help you remember to check your feet regularly.

How does it work?

The medicine contains a combination of ingredients that hydrate and protect the outermost layer of your skin. It acts as an exfoliator, removing dead and scaly skin leading to softer, smoother, and well-nourished skin that is better at providing a protective barrier. There are different strengths available (intensive and basic) containing differing amounts of urea.

Who should not use the medication?

Do not use the medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Children under five should not use the medicine. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, speak with your doctor before using it.

Urea can increase the absorption of other creams and ointments into your skin. Speak with your pharmacist if you are using any other medicines on your feet.

Are there any side effects?

As with all medications, some people may experience side effects. These can include skin irritation such as burning, itching, or redness at the site of application. Stop using the medicine and speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you are experiencing any side effects.

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Dr Karen Martin
Reviewed by Dr Karen Martin
Reviewed on 19.10.2023
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