Barmicil is the brand name for an ointment made up of three ingredients: betamethasone , clotrimazole, and gentamicin . It is widely used to alleviate the inflammation of the dermatoses that appear in response to corticosteroid therapy and that are complicated by infection by certain microorganisms. In addition, it is used to treat ringworms and a wide variety of infections.Barmicil, thanks to its three ingredients, has vasoconstrictive, antifungal, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory functions, to disinfect, heal and restore the skin . It is advisable to have it in a first aid kit in case of symptoms of a skin infection.

Barmicil is used to:

  • Treat variety of ringworm
  • Treat yeast infections
  • Treat hemorrhoids
  • Treat injuries to the face
  • Treat chafing
  • Fight acne
  • Treat vaginal infections

Barmicil cream combines anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive properties of betamethasone with the broad-spectrum antifungal effect of clotrimazole and the antibiotic action of gentamicin.

The clotrimazole works on the cell membrane of the fungi, causing loss of cell contents. The gentamicin provides a very effective topical treatment in infections that develop in the skin.

Treat variety of ringworm

Clotrimazole is an effective agent for the treatment of tinea pedis, femoral, corporal and versicolor, due to microorganisms such as:

  • Trichophyton rubrum
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes
  • Epidermophyton flocossum
  • Microsporum canis
  • Malassezia furfur

Barmicil is used to treat fungal infections.

The clotrimazole contained in Barmicil cream has the function of counteracting mycoses , which are fungal infections . These can occur in areas of skin with considerable humidity for these microorganisms to develop.

Barmicil counteracts the mycosis called athlete’s foot , which generates peeling of the skin, excessive itching and a bad smell, due to the presence of fungi. In addition, it prevents the spread and multiplication of the fungus in onychomycosis , that is, a fungal infection of the toenails, in which they acquire a yellowish color.

Another fungal infection is candidiasis , caused by Candida albicans .

Barmicil helps in the treatment of hemorrhoids

Barmicil is a good alternative to treat hemorrhoids, since when applied it produces a vasoconstrictor effect to have circulation under control in the affected area. In addition, it keeps the skin in good condition and free from itching, fungal infections and inflammation. It is advisable to avoid Barmicil if there is bleeding.

Treat injuries to the face

When Barmicil cream is applied to lesions on the face, caused by bites, fungi, allergies and other immune responses, a white layer will form that will be responsible for restoring the skin. Care must be taken to avoid contact with the eyes .

Treat chafing

Barmicil cream is used to treat the chafing that causes diaper rash. Its application is recommended only in children older than 2 years. It is necessary to consult with the pediatrician if the patient is minor.

Fight acne

Barmicil cream is used to calm the discomfort of acne lesions and symptoms. In addition, it has a preventive effect for infections. It keeps the skin free of pollutants and able to recover completely while acne is treated with specialized dermatological medications.

Treat vaginal infections

Barmicil used to treat vaginal yeast infections, such as vaginal candidiasis . The antifungal effect of clotrimazole is combined with the anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictor properties of betamethasone; These are complemented by the antibiotic action of gentamicin.

Barmicil cream counteracts the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection , which include rashes, redness and inflammation of the vulvovaginal area, pain when having sex, itching in the vagina, abnormal vaginal discharge, and painful urination.

Barmicil counteracts mycosis in feet and other parts of the body.

Recommended dose of Barmicil

Barmicil cream is to be applied as established by the doctor after observation of the patient. Depending on the severity of the condition, it will be the time of treatment and the number of times Barmicil will be used per day. It is generally distributed as a thin layer on the skin.

The recommended dose of Barmicil is one application in the morning and another in the evening. This is valid for children over two years old and adults. Progress should be noticeable in no more than two weeks. If after this period the symptoms continue, the treatment will be suspended and a review with the doctor will be attended .

Barmicil contraindications

The application of Barmicil is contraindicated in people such as:

  • Patients with hypersensitivity to the components of the formula
  • Patients with tuberculous skin lesions
  • Patients with acute herpes simplex (caused by viruses)
  • Patients with chickenpox (caused by a virus)
  • Patients with damaged or wounded skin
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Lactating women

Barmicil side effects

Barmicil has possible side effects, which do not occur often. Among them are:

  • Ardor
  • Erythema
  • Exudation
  • Itching
  • Itch
  • Dry
  • Exfoliation
  • Stinging
  • Transient irritation
  • Hypertrichosis (excess hair loss)
  • Skin atrophy
  • Less pigmentation in the skin
  • Maceration
  • Development of other infections
  • Allergic dermatitis

This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical opinion. Consult a doctor.


Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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