As the outdoor season approaches, be sure to check out this treatment for skin problems!

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Pharmaceuticals are a popular souvenir choice for many visitors to Japan. And ointments for the skin are among the top products people like to bring back home with them. During the upcoming summer/fall seasons in particular, products that alleviate the itch and sting of bug bites are especially invaluable. We would like to introduce you to Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation’s FLUCORT f ointment for troubled skin.

When your skin becomes inflamed, it often gets itchy. The more you itch, the worse its condition becomes. The worse it becomes, the itchier it gets. Many of you have surely experienced this seemingly never ending cycle first-hand. Did you know that the origin of this itch is the skin inflammation itself? Scratching inflamed skin will do nothing but contribute to the cycle of aggravation. So naturally, the key to breaking the cycle is to suppress the inflammation. One of the main characteristics of FLUCORT f is its anti-inflammatory properties. This topical steroid ointment/cream uses one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory agents, fluocinolone acetonide, available at drug stores in Japan. It can be used to treat eczema, rashes, dermatitis, and more.

By over-scratching the affected area it’s easy to tear the skin, leading to the introduction of infection-causing bacteria. One of the most notable characteristics of FLUCORT f is that it also contains the antibiotic ingredient fradiomycin sulfate, which helps defend against infection. If you've been struggling to get rid of any stubborn skin problems, why not give FLUCORT f a try?

There are also other products in the FLUCORT series: CORT f AT ointment/cream, which contains anti-itch and disinfecting ingredients gentle enough to be used on children, and CORT f MD OINTMENT, a fragrance, artificial colouring, and preservative-free ointment perfect for a baby’s delicate skin. Each product can be purchased at drug stores across Japan, so be sure the check them out during your visit!

FLUCORT f 1,944yen (10 g/ointment), 1,058 yen (5 g/ointment)
CORT f AT 1,382 yen (10 g/ ointment), 1,382 yen (10 g/cream)
CORT f MD OINTMENT 1,382 yen (10 g), 756 yen (5 g)
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