Daktarin Gold 2% Cream 15g
Daktarin Gold 2% Cream 15g
Daktarin Gold 2% Cream is used to treat skin infections that may appear on the feet (Athlete’s Foot), in the groin area (Dhobie itch/tinea cruris) or between skin folds (Sweat Rash infected with a yeast infection ‘thrush’). The cream rapidly relieves the itching which these fungal infections cause.
- Rapid itch relief for athlete's foot, dhobie itch & infected sweat rash.
- Long lasting protection from athlete's foot.
- Treats infected sweat rash.
- Fast acting formula for quick relief.
- Clinically proven to effectively combat athlete's foot.
- Easy to apply cream formulation.
What symptoms or conditions can be treated with Daktarin Gold 2% Cream?
Daktarin Gold 2% Cream is a medicine used to treat skin infections that can occur on the feet such as Athlete's Foot, in the groin area like Dhobie itch or Tinea cruris, and between skin folds like sweat rash infected with a yeast infection 'thrush'. The cream rapidly relieves the itching which these fungal infections cause, destroys the fungi and yeasts that cause the infection, and provides long-lasting protection from Athlete's Foot. This medicine is for use in adults only.
How does Daktarin Gold 2% Cream work?
The active ingredient in Daktarin Gold 2% Cream is ketoconazole, which works by destroying the fungi and yeasts that cause skin infections like Athlete’s Foot, Dhobie itch, and sweat rash. The cream rapidly relieves the itching caused by these fungal infections and provides long-lasting protection from Athlete’s Foot, even after stopping its use.
How can I prevent re-infection of Athlete’s Foot?
To avoid the vicious circle of re-infection, you can spray inside your shoes and socks with fungicidal powder before putting them on, avoid wearing the same pair of shoes every day, avoid synthetic footwear, choose cotton socks and leather shoes which allow your feet to breathe, avoid sharing towels or footwear, avoid walking barefoot in changing rooms, dry thoroughly between your toes and keep toenails short as this reduces the number of places fungi can grow.
What is jock itch and how is it treated?
Jock itch, also known as tinea cruris, is a fungal infection that causes a red and itchy rash in warm and moist areas of the body, particularly the groin and inner thighs, and may be shaped like a ring. It is common in athletes, people who sweat excessively, and those who are overweight. While jock itch can be uncomfortable and bothersome, it is typically not serious. Treatment typically involves keeping the affected area clean and dry and using topical antifungal medications, e.g. Daktarin Gold 2% Cream, on the affected skin.
Ketoconazole 2% w/w
Usage and Instructions
Wash the infected skin and dry well.
For mild Athlete's Foot: Rub the cream gently between the toes and surrounding area twice a day for one week.
For more severe or extensive Athlete's Foot (e.g. also affecting the sole or sides of the feet): Continue to apply the cream to the affected areas for at least 2-3 days after symptoms have cleared to prevent them coming back.
For Dhobie Itch and Candidal Intertrigo: Rub the cream into the affected area once or twice daily for at least 2-3 days after symptoms have cleared to prevent them from coming back.
For further information please read the enclosed leaflet.
If you are or have recently been applying a 'potent corticosteroid' medicine (such as betamethasone, fluocinolone or triamcinolone) to your skin, speak to your doctor before you use Daktarin Gold because they cannot be used simultaneously or within two weeks of each other.
If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, you should talk to your doctor before you use the cream. You can use Daktarin Gold whilst breastfeeding but it is inadvisable to apply directly to the breast while breastfeeding.
Daktarin Gold does not usually cause side effects. Occasionally, you may get irritation or a burning sensation on the skin. If the irritation is very bad, stop using the cream and talk to your doctor.
In rare cases, if your skin is red and itchy after applying the cream, it may mean that you are allergic to the medicine. If this is the case, you should stop using it. If your medicine affects you in any other way, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist.