What is Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream?
Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream is a treatment for athlete’s foot and inflamed sweat rash. It helps to treat irritating symptoms such as itching and inflammation while killing the fungi that cause infection, fast.
What is athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot is a fungal skin infection which causes a scaly, itchy rash that begins between your toes. The fungi that cause athlete’s foot thrive in warm and moist environments, meaning that if your feet sweat a lot and you are wearing tight-fitting shoes, you could be at more risk of developing athlete’s foot.
How does Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream work to relieve athlete’s foot?
Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream contains the active ingredients hydrocortisone acetate and miconazole nitrate, which work together to treat athlete’s foot or inflamed sweat rash. Hydrocortisone acetate works to relieve swelling, redness and itching in your skin, while miconazole nitrate destroys the fungi that cause infection.
How to use Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream.
Before using Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream, wash and dry the affected area thoroughly with your towel. Apply a small amount of Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream to the affected area twice a day and rub in until the cream has disappeared. Wash your hands carefully after applying this product.
When should Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream not be used?
Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream is not recommended for use by children under the age of 10. If you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients, do not use Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream. Do not use this product:
- If you have any other skin problems, such as cold sores, acne, herpes, chickenpox, or shingles.
- To treat any other infections that are caused by your initial infection.
- On large areas of your body.
- For more than 7 days at a time.
- On your face, eyes, or mucous membranes.
- On your anal or genital area.
- Under dressings or baby’s nappies.
- If your skin is broken.
- To treat ringworm.
As with any medication, Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Skin irritation
- Burning sensation
- Itchy skin
If you experience these or any other side effects before using Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream, stop using this product and contact your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
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.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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Where can I get a vegetable based hydrocortisone cream and what is it called.
Hi, unfortunately we are not aware of any vegetable based HC creams on the market.
What is the best cream for jock rash?
This product is very effective but should only be used for up to seven days as it contains a steroid cream. I would advise using this cream and then a medicated talc for 10 days after the problem has cleared to prevent the problem reoccurring, https://www.chemist-4-u.com/daktarin-powder-20g
Can this be used for balanitis that was caused by taking penicillin?
Balanitis is a skin irritation on the head of the penis that can affect men and boys. Daktacort hydrocortisone cannot be used to treat this condition, as not licensed. Please look at using products such as clotrimazole cream
Is Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream the same as Daktacort 2 1 cream? Or is it less strength?
Daktacort Hydrocortisone cream is a smaller pack size of the prescription only medicine Daktacort 2/1% licenced for over the counter sales.
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