Daktarin Cream is a medicine which is used in the treatment of fungal and associated bacterial infections of the skin and nails. Skin infections may appear on the hands, feet, outer ear, trunk or groin and include athlete’s foot, dhobie itch and intertrigo.
The cream contains miconazole nitrate which works by destroying both the fungus that causes the infection and some of the associated bacteria which may also be present. It also has moisturising properties to help soothe cracked, red skin.
Adults, children and infants can use this for treating skin or nail infections caused by yeast and bacteria.
What Is Athlete's Foot?
Athlete's Foot is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet, however, this can spread to the toenails and hands.
Athlete's Foot isn't serious but sometimes can be hard to cure. If you suffer from diabetes or a weakened immune system and suspect you have athlete's foot, you should contact your doctor for treatment.
What Causes Athlete's Foot?
Anyone can get Athlete's Foot, but certain things increase your risk. Factors that increase your risk of getting Athlete's Foot include:
- Visiting public places barefoot, e.g. Locker rooms, showers and swimming pools.
- Wearing tight, closed-toe shoes.
- Sharing socks, shoes or towels with an infected person.
- Keeping your feet wet for long periods of time.
- Having sweaty feet.
- Having a minor skin or nail injury on your foot.
What Are The Symptoms Of Athlete’s Foot?
- Itching, stinging and burning between your toes or on the soles of your feet.
- Blisters on your feet that itch.
- Cracking and peeling skin on your feet, most commonly between your toes and on your soles.
- Dry skin on the soles or sides of your feet.
- Raw skin on your feet.
- Discolour, thick and crumbly toenails.
- Toenails that pull away from the nail bed.
Directions For Use:
Skin Infections: Apply to the infected skin twice a day.
Nail Infections:Apply to the infected area once or twice daily.
Continue treatment for 7 days (skin infections) or 10 days (nail infections) after all the symptoms have cleared to prevent them from coming back.
If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.
Active ingredient: Miconazole Nitrate 2% w/w
Other Ingredients: PEG-6, PEG-32 and glycol stearate, oleoyl macroglycerides, liquid paraffin, benzoic acid (E210), butylated hydroxyanisole (E320), purified water.
Who Should Not Use Daktarin Cream?
This medicine is suitable for most adults and children but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this medicine:
- If you are allergic to the active substance, other similar antifungal medicines or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
- If you take oral anticoagulants (drugs used to thin the blood, such as Warfarin)
Can I Use Daktarin Cream If I Am Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you do breast-feed, do not apply Daktarin Cream to your nipple to treat your baby.
Can I Buy Daktarin Cream Over The Counter?
This medicine is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Daktarin Cream but you will be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket. Our pharmacist will check your consultation prior to despatch to ensure it is safe and appropriate for you.
Always read the patient information leaflet before using this medicine.
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If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product and if you have any questions please contact one of our pharmacists for more information.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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