Buy Daktacort Cream Online in the UK
How to order Daktacort Cream in the UK
- Complete our medical consultation. This allows our doctors to check that Daktcort is safe and appropriate for you
- Select your preferred quantity and add to your basket before completing checkout
- One of our UK-registered doctors will review your order and prescribe your preferred treatment if appropriate. Occasionally we need extra information and will contact you via our confidential message centre
- Your order will be packaged and posted from our pharmacy via our tracked delivery service
Is Daktacort right for me?
Daktacort 2%/1% w/w Cream treats fungal skin infections (sometimes called yeast infections) by killing the overgrowing fungus. It also relieves the itching, burning or redness that can occur with this type of skin infection.
Fungal skin infections are usually red, this can be less noticeable on black and brown skin, and start dry and flaky or scaly. Sometimes the infected skin can become wet and sticky, this happens when the skin barrier breaks down.
Common types of fungal skin infection include;
Fungal infected eczema - when eczema flares up, the affected skin is more prone to a fungal infection due to the damaged skin barrier
Fungal scalp infection - when fungus that naturally lives on the skin overgrows on the scalp causing red and itchy patches, often with flakiness (dandruff). Small patches like behind the ears or at the base of the neck can be treated with Daktacort. For a large area or whole scalp, we recommend an antifungal shampoo or see a doctor if severe
Jock Itch - red, sore skin around the genitals, usually in the skin folds like where the top of the inner thighs meet the genital area or between the bottom cheeks
*despite the name, this can happen in males or females
Sweat Rash - a red, sore, itchy rash that occurs in skin folds where sweat doesn’t dry easily. This warm, wet area is exactly where fungus likes to overgrow and cause an infection
Athlete’s Foot - a fungal infection that usually occurs between the toes. The skin is usually very itchy and white with or without a pale, gooey substance between the toes. Sometimes, the skin will split and feel wet and sore
Ringworm* - a fungal infection that looks like a ring or circle, usually with darker red edges.
For ringworm, you should use a plain antifungal like Canesten instead of Daktacort.
*despite the name, ringworm has nothing to do with worms
Balanitis - when a fungal infection occurs on or around the head of the penis and/or under the foreskin - find out more about Balanitis here
What is Daktacort?
Daktacort is a cream containing an antifungal medicine called Miconazole and a mild anti-inflammatory steroid called Hydrocortisone.
Miconazole breaks down the walls of fungal cells, killing them and stopping them from overgrowing more.
How do you use Daktacort?
You should apply Daktacort to the affected skin two to three times daily until the soreness, itchiness and/or inflammation are gone.
Using clean hands, apply the cream and rub it in gently until it has disappeared. Wash your hands again afterwards.
You should not use Daktacort for more than seven days. This is because the mild steroid Hydrocortisone can start to damage the skin if used for longer periods of time.
To continue to treat a fungal skin infection after Daktacort, you should switch to a plain antifungal cream like Miconazole or Canesten cream.
How long does Daktacort take to work?
Daktacort takes up to seven days to completely stop the inflamed, itchy and/or sore symptoms, although many people find their skin starts to feel better after a day or two.
Signs that a fungal skin infection is not getting better include;
- the affected area getting bigger
- the infection spreading to nearby skin
- seeing multiple areas of infected skin clustered together or overlapping
If this happens while using Daktacort, you must see your doctor. It might mean that the Daktacort isn’t working.
Who should not use Daktacort?
You should not use Daktacort if you are allergic to any of the ingredients - the full list can be found in the patient information leaflet.
You must let us know in your consultation if;
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding You are taking any other medicines, especially ones that thin your blood (anticoagulants)
- You want to use Daktacort on your face
- You have recently treated another fungal skin infection, even if it was in a different place
How to use Daktacort Cream
Daktacort Cream should be applied only to the affected skin two to three times per day, rubbing in gently until all the cream has disappeared.
Once the skin has stopped being inflamed, angry, red and sore you should stop using Daktacort and change to a plain antifungal cream like Canesten. This should be applied in the same way, two to three times a day, for around four weeks to make sure the fungus overgrowth is completely gone.
Where can I apply Daktacort?
This prescription-only 30g Daktacort can be used anywhere on the body, including sensitive areas like the face or around the genitals if appropriate.
To better understand how much cream is needed for different areas of the body, see the NHS guide to measuring steroid-containing creams in fingertip units.
Daktacort must not be used in the eyes, vagina or inside the anus. Only on skin outside the body.
You should not use Daktacort for longer than seven days. You should see a doctor if the condition isn’t better in seven days.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop using Daktacort cream and tell your doctor straight away if you notice the following. You may need medical treatment.
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing or difficulty breathing
- Hives, severe irritation or reddening of the skin where the cream has been used, or other signs of severe allergy
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice or suspect any of the following side effects:
Uncommon side effects (affects fewer than 1 in 100 people)
- Skin irritation
- Burning sensation
- Itchy skin