What is Daktarin Powder?
Daktarin Powder is a treatment for fungal infections which can also be used to ease bacterial infections and nappy rash. It’s perfect for skin infections which appear on your hands, feet, outer ear, torso, groin, and many other areas, treating the infection and keeping it from coming back again.
What are fungal infections?
Fungal infections are caused by a natural fungus, or yeast, which lives on your skin. This is usually harmless, but when given moist, warm conditions this fungus can start to thrive, growing too much greater numbers than usual. When this happens, you can experience a fungal infection, such as athlete’s foot or thrush.
How will Daktarin Powder treat my fungal infection?
Each gram of Daktarin Powder contains 20mg of the active ingredient, miconazole nitrate, an antifungal medication. This ingredient works by destroying the fungus which causes fungal infections and other bacteria which may be lurking around the infected area. It also helps to dry out the skin, which can make it more difficult for fungus to thrive, preventing further infection.
Can I use this product to treat a nappy rash?
Daktarin Powder can be used to treat nappy rash. However, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this to treat nappy rash, so you can both be sure that this is the best possible treatment for your little one.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. Some medications may not be suitable for you or your baby at this time and a medical professional may want to suggest another product.
Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?
If you’re taking other medication, including those you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. This especially applies to oral anticoagulants, which are used to thin the blood, such as warfarin.
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. At the top of this page, we've included a comparison table of every Daktarin product, which shows you which conditions each product can treat. 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 from and what you should use for it.
How to use this antifungal powder
Before using this product, wash and dry the affected area thoroughly. Use your towel or flannel to do this, to prevent the infection from spreading. Sprinkle the powder onto the affected area and the surrounding skin, including any broken skin. Alternatively, sprinkle this powder into socks, shoes, or any clothing that comes into contact with the affected area. Use twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Once the infection has cleared, continue using this product for another 10 days, to keep the infection from coming back.
When should this product not be used?
Do not use Daktarin Powder if you are allergic to miconazole, other antifungal medications, or any of the ingredients listed in this product. Do not use this product to treat infections in your hair or nails. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes or other sensitive areas. Do not breathe in this powder as it contains talc which can irritate the airways, this especially applies to children and infants.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, Daktarin Powder can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop use and seek medical help immediately:
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, mouth, or throat, difficulty swallowing or breathing, itchy rash (hives)
- Skin burning sensation, application site reactions, application site irritation, application site burning, application site warmth, application site itchiness, skin inflammation, skin discolouration
Other side effects include:
- Skin irritation
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Store it in the original packaging and do not use if the expiry date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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The active ingredient in 1 g of Daktarin Powder is: Miconazole nitrate 20 mg. Other ingredients are: Talc, zinc oxide and colloidal anhydrous silica.
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