What is Daktarin Intensiv?
Daktarin Intensiv is a cream containing ketoconazole used to treat fungal skin infections on the feet (Athlete’s Foot) or in the groin area (Dhobe Itch/tinea cruris). This cream is highly effective in relieving the itchiness caused by these infections and will also provide long-lasting protection against Athlete’s Foot.
How to use this cream
Wash the infected area of the skin and make sure it’s thoroughly dry, particularly in between the toes. Keep your towel to yourself to avoid spreading the contagious infection to other people. Apply a thin layer of the cream onto the affected area and the surrounding skin. Wash your hands carefully after applying the cream to avoid spreading the infection to other people. Unless told otherwise by your doctor or pharmacist, apply Daktarin Intensiv to the affected area once or twice a day.
How does ketoconazole work?
The active ingredient in Daktarin Intensiv is ketoconazole, an antifungal medication. This medicine works to treat fungal infections by killing the fungus and preventing its further growth.
What is Athlete’s Foot?
Athlete’s Foot is a common fungal infection that causes the skin between your toes to become red, itchy, flaky and/or cracked. The infection can cause an unpleasant ‘cheesy’ smell. Athlete’s Foot generally occurs when warm, moist conditions cause fungi that normally live on your skin to grow out of control.
When should Daktarin Intensiv not be used?
Do not use Daktarin Intensiv if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients. Speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before using this cream if you are diabetic or have recently used a cream, ointment or lotion on your skin infection that contains a corticosteroid.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience some irritation when using Daktarin Intensiv which can result in itchiness, redness, a burning sensation or in uncommon cases a rash, pricking sensation, sticky skin, eczema, dryness, hives or bleeding. If you experience any signs of a severe allergic reaction (peeling or blistering of the skin) seek medical attention immediately.
Do not store above 25ºC. Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this cream after the date, referring to the last day of the month shown on the packaging.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U 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.
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Will daktarin intensiv cream work for tinea manuum on hand?
Tinea manuum is a fungal infection of the hands. Tinea is also called ringworm, and manuum refers to it being on the hands.
Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot), corporis, cruris and manuum can all be successfully managed with over-the-counter (OTC) products.
Topical formulations include creams, sprays or powders, though cautions against the use of powders (particularly for tinea pedis), suggesting that these might cause irritation but could be of value at preventing re-infection. In most instances, treatment with a cream will be appropriate.
There are two classes of topical anti-fungal agents: imidazoles (such as clotrimazole, miconazole and econazole) and allylamines, of which there is currently only one product, terbinafine. There is little difference in terms of cure rate, although imidazoles such as clotrimazole require treatment for up to four weeks.
The reason for the difference in treatment duration is that allylamines are fungicidal, thus killing the fungus, whereas imidazoles are fungistatic and merely prevent further growth of the organism, relying on the normal process of skin shedding to remove any further living fungi.
Combination products such as Daktacort and Canesten HC include 1% hydrocortisone with the imidazole and may be used for up to seven days if the infection is associated with inflammation.
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