Pramoxine is an anesthetic. It works by interfering with pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain. Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. The combination of hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical is used to treat pain, itching, or inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, insect bites, and minor burns or scrapes. This medication is also used on the rectal area to treat itching and inflammation caused by hemorrhoids, anal fissures, or other rectal irritation. Hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Epifoam contains two medications and is an anesthetic that is used on the skin to relieve minor pain, discomfort, and itching. This combination of medication treats certain skin conditions such as scrapes, minor burns, eczema, and cuts. Epifoam is a corticosteroid that reduces redness, itching, and swelling. This medication works by temporarily numbing the area.