What is Daktarin Gold?
Daktarin Gold is a treatment for athlete’s foot which can also be used to treat inflamed sweat rash and jock itch. It tackles the cause of infection and helps to provide long-lasting protection from returning fungi or yeast which cause infections.
What is athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot is a fungal skin infection which often starts between your toes before spreading onto your foot. It causes itchy, red, and flaky skin which can make you feel uncomfortable and irritated, and will often be accompanied by an unpleasant ‘cheesy’ smell.
How does Daktarin Gold treat athlete’s foot and other skin infections?
Daktarin Gold contains the active ingredient ketoconazole, which works to destroy the fungi and yeast which cause skin infections such as athlete’s foot. By destroying these fungi, Daktarin Gold helps to treat the infection while protecting against further infections.
Which Daktarin product should I use?
If you have a fungal infection then it can be confusing to choose a product that will help you get back to normal. Beneath, we've created a simple table with each of the remedies Daktarin products can treat, and which will work on yours. Remember, although this table is a good guideline, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Daktarin products if you're unsure what you're suffering with and what you should use for it.
Jock Itch/Dhobie Itch
How to use Daktarin Gold
Before using Daktarin Gold, wash the infected area and dry it well with your towel or flannel. Depending on which ailment you want to treat, you should apply Daktarin Gold once or twice every day. For more exact information about how often to apply Daktarin Gold, please read the patient information leaflet included carefully. After applying Daktarin Gold, make sure to wash your hands to prevent spreading infection.
When should Daktarin Gold not be used?
Daktarin Gold is not suitable for children and should only be used by adults. Do not use Daktarin Gold if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed. Do not get Daktarin Gold cream into your eyes.
Like all medications, Daktarin Gold can have side effects, although these are usually mild and do not affect everyone. These side effects include:
- A severe allergic reaction (such as peeling or blistering skin).
- Itching where cream was applied.
- Redness where cream was applied.
- Burning sensation in the skin.
If you experience these or any other side effects, stop using Daktarin Gold and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. You can also report any side effect that you may discover using the MHRA Yellow Card scheme.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Daktarin Gold, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Daktarin is the best choice for you.
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.
Can this be used for balanitis ?
My husband has sore skin and inflamed underneath between his scrotum and anus. What cream could I buy over the counter for him?.
This product is not suitable for use on the genital or anal area. If the rash is fungal, a clotrimazole 1% cream would be suitable.
Can Daktarin gold be used on face for seborrhoeic dermatitis?
Unfortunately, this product is not suitable for use on the face. Clotrimazole 1% cream would be more appropriate
Hello, I have a fungal infection ( I believe itâ€™s called pityriasis versicolor) and I want to get some information on products I can use. Thanks for your help.
Pityriasis versicolor, sometimes called tinea versicolor, is a common condition that causes small patches of skin to become scaly and discoloured.
Selenium sulfide topical to treat Tinea Versicolor. Also known as: Selsun
Antifungal shampoos (such as ketoconazole or selenium sulphide shampoo) are often the first treatment recommended for pityriasis versicolor.
In most cases, these shampoos need to be made into a lather and left on the affected areas of skin for 5 to 10 minutes before being rinsed off. This usually needs to be repeated every day for 5 to 7 days.
You may experience some skin dryness or irritation when using these shampoos, particularly selenium sulphide.
It may be helpful to dilute the shampoo with water before applying it. Some people also find the odour of selenium sulphide shampoo unpleasant.
I have fungal acne on my forehead, is this product safe to use on the face?
Daktarin is only licensed for the treatment of tinea pedis (athlete's foot) and tinea cruris (jock itch) and candidal intertrigo (sweat rash).
You may find the following link useful: https://www.allure.com/story/fungal-acne-pityrosporum-folliculitis-guide
I have removed most of my nail fungus using Canespro and need to follow up with an antifungal cream. Which one is suitable?
Ketoconazole cream would be an effective follow-up cream. Hope this helps.
Could this be used on a dog for a yeast infection?
Sorry, we aren't trained to diagnose or treat animals. This product isn't licensed for use with animals either.
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