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  • Daktacort Cream 15g

Daktacort Cream 15g

Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream is a medicine which is used to treat inflamed sweat rash or Athlete’s Foot.The cream contains the following ingredients: Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild ‘topical steroid’ which reduces inflammation, swelling, redness and itching of the skin.Miconazole nitrate is an antifungal which works by destroying both the fungus that causes the infection and some of the associated bacteria which may also be present. Sweat rash (candida intertrigo, or ‘thrush’ of the skin folds) is a sore, itchy red rash found in areas where the skin rubs together e.g. below or between the breasts, underarms, tops of legs or the groin or other skin areas.Athlete’s Foot is a fungal skin infection causing soreness, itching and flaking between the toes or on the soles or sides of the feet. If you have a fungal infection without any symptoms of inflammation, an antifungal medication without hydrocortisone acetate may be more appropriate.Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are in doubt.This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 10 years and over.
How to use
How to apply the cream: ■Wash the infected area and dry it well. As many skin conditions are contagious, you should keep a towel and flannel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else. ■Apply the cream onto the infected area and surrounding skin. ■Unless the infected skin is on your hands, wash your hands carefully after applying the cream to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently. It is preferable to wear cotton underwear if it is likely to come into contact with the cream, as the cream may damage some synthetic materials.
Do not use this medicine: ■If you are allergic to the active substance, other similar antifungal medicines or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. ■If you have any other skin problems such as cold sores, acne,herpes, chicken pox, or shingles. ■If your skin is broken. ■On large areas of your body, under dressings, or baby’s nappies. ■For more than 7 days. ■On your face, eyes or mucous membranes. ■On the anal or genital area, unless your doctor has told you to. ■If it is for a child under 10 years of age, unless your doctor has told you to. ■To treat ringworm, unless your doctor has told you to. ■To treat any other infections which occur as a result of your original infection, unless your doctor has told you to.If this applies to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream.