Written by Rita C. Hartman on May 31, 2018
GSK Hydrozole for Athlete's Foot

GSK Hydrozole - Does It Work?-Review

What is GSK Hydrozole?

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that is characterized by red and swollen areas on the foot that can itch and sometimes be painful. It is easily treatable with various pharmaceutical and natural products though. This review focuses on a product called GSK Hydrozole that is pharmaceutical. We take a look at the ingredients and other customer service considerations to determine where this product fits in with other athlete's foot products on the market.

Ingredients & How It Works

  • Hydrocortisone
  • Clotrimazole

Hydrocortisone is a mild topical anti-inflammatory. It's deactivates some of the immune cells that release destructive chemicals that are often the cause of the pain or itching especially in an athlete's foot infection. The fact that it is applied topically reduces the side effects of it significantly.

Clotrimazole binds to some of the molecular components of the fungus and prevents it from producing a strong cell membrane. With a weakened membrane, the fungus does not survive the environment of the body.

This dual action formula gets rid of the source of the infection and treats it's symptoms. It is debatable as to whether this product can reduce the likelihood of a future infection. Some customers should note that they may be hypersensitive to clotrimazole which can cause burning and irritation of the skin.

Daily Serving

A small amount of GSK Hydrozole can be applied to affected area after it has been cleaned and dried thoroughly. This can be done between two and three times a day. The ointment must be massaged into the area until it is fully absorbed or else it will not be effective.

The Cost

1.06 oz of GSK Hydrozole can be purchased online for $9.45. This price does not include the delivery charge or the charge for local taxes. The manufacturer uses third-party online retailers for the distribution of their products so prices and discounts available may vary.


There is no guarantee to support this product, which is generally the case with pharmaceuticals. There are contact details to describe any adverse effects that customers may experience, but that does not mean they will receive any form of refund. There are certainly products available on the market that do come with a guarantee and are equally effective to this one so customers do not have to settle for this lack of a guarantee.

Our Review Summary Of GSK Hydrozole

The ingredients in this product are very effective and the manufacturer explains how to use the product very well. Therefore we have a reasonable amount of confidence that this product will work for many customers. But we are also certain, as science has shown, that this product will not work for everybody and that certain customers might experience adverse effects when using this product. In these cases customers might spend money on the product all for it to end up being useless and then they don't receive their money back because there's no guarantee. This is why we believe it is better to find a product with a guarantee, so even in the case that it doesn't work, customers have not wasted money. 

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