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Daktarin Cream

  • Box of Daktarin cream 50g
Content reviewed on 06-09-20 Dr. Kok Ching Ng
Prescribing Doctor
MBBS, MRCP Diploma (GMC Reg: 2378125)

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What is Daktarin Cream?

This is a topical treatment that combats fungal and yeast infections on the skin. The active ingredient is an antifungal medicine known as 'miconazole' which works by forcing holes in the cell membranes of fungi and yeast.

How long does Daktarin take to work?

This medication will take between two and six weeks to work. If you notice no visible change after this time period, you should consult with a doctor as a more invasive treatment plan may be needed.

What are the side effects?

The most common side effect of this medication is skin irritation. This is normal and usually subsides after a few applications. However, if you experience a severe skin reaction this could indicate an allergy or dermatitis. In this instance, you should stop using the cream and seek immediate medical attention.

Can I use Daktarin when pregnant?

It is not advised to use this medication while pregnant. This is because the risk to the child may be greater than the benefit to the mother. If you are pregnant, you should consult with a doctor before beginning any new treatment.

How do I use Daktarin cream?

To effectively apply this cream, follow the instructions below:

  • Thoroughly wash and dry the affected area(s), as well as your hands.
  • Apply the cream as directed to the affected area(s) and surrounding skin.
  • For skin infections, use the cream twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening.
  • Wash your hands after using the cream, to avoid spreading the infection to other areas or other people.
  • Do not allow others to use any items that have touched the infected area.
  • The cream should normally be used for 7-10 days after your infection has cleared. This helps to prevent a relapse.
  • If you miss a dose, do not apply an extra dose to make up for it.
  • Daktarin Cream is for external use only. It is not to be swallowed or used inside the mouth or nose. If you swallow any cream, you should seek immediate medical attention.
  • Any leftover cream should be discarded.

Is Daktarin an antibiotic?

No. It is an antifungal. It is designed to combat infections by damaging the cell walls of fungi and yeasts. In comparison, antibiotics only fight bacterial infections. The use of antibiotics can in fact make you more susceptible to fungal infections.

Are Daktarin and Daktacort the same?

Daktacort is different to Daktarin. Though they both contain the active ingredient 'miconazole', Daktacort also contains 'hydrocortisone', a mild, topical steroid. The addition of this ingredient allows Daktacort to also treat more severe skin irritation and swelling.

Can I buy Daktarin online?

You can buy Daktarin Cream online after a quick consultation to be reviewed by our doctor. The process is entirely confidential, including delivery. Your medication will arrive discreetly packaged with only your name and address visible. Order with confidence.

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