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About Daktarin Powder Original
Daktarin powder is a highly effective antifungal medicine that is tried and tested for the treatment of fungal and bacterial skin infections. Daktarin can be used to treat children and adults of all ages. Daktarin comes in a useful powder form allowing you to not only apply it to the skin, but only inside clothes, socks and shoes.
You can buy Daktarin powder from The Independent Pharmacy without the hassle of a prescription. All you need to do is complete a short online consultation so our pharmacy team can make sure Daktarin powder is the best medicine for you.
Daktarin Powder Information
What is Daktarin powder?
Daktarin powder quickly begins to clear fungal and bacterial skin infections, with daily use, within 7-10 days.
Daktarin contains the active ingredient miconazole nitrate which is an antifungal medicine that kills fungi and some bacterias that are responsible for infections on the skin of the trunk, hands or feet, outer ear and the groin.
Daktarin powder, unlike Daktarin cream, dries the skin as well as treating the infection. Daktarin powder is therefore often the preferred product for the treatment of conditions such as nappy rash and athlete's foot where the skin becomes moist and is suitable for use on areas of broken skin.
Daktarin powder is only suitable for fungal infections of the skin. For treatment for fungal nail infections see our Fungal Nail Infection page.
What is Daktarin powder used for?
Daktarin can be used to treat fungal and bacterial infections that affect the skin which includes conditions such as:
- Jock Itch
However due to its drying effect Daktarin powder is particularly effective at treating nappy rash and athlete's foot. You can also buy Daktarin cream at The Independent Pharmacy.
Daktarin powder should not be used to treat candidiasis (thrush). For more information and advice about thrush please see our Thrush Symptoms and Treatments page.
How does Daktarin powder work?
Daktarin powder contains miconazole nitrate which is an antifungal agent. When Daktarin is applied to the skin the miconazole destroys the fungal cells by making small holes in their membranes causing their internal content to leak out. This process stops the infection spreading, giving the skin time to heal.
Daktarin powder also contains talc, which is the component that makes up Daktarin’s powder form. The talc is what causes Daktarin powder to be absorbent, which makes it extremely effective at drying out damp skin and reducing friction to irritated areas.
- Daktarin Powder Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/966/pil
Daktarin powder 20g dosage
Daktarin powder can be used by children and adults of all ages, including babies.
Daktarin should be applied in the morning and at night using the 3 step method detailed above. You must carry on using the powder for 10 days, even if your symptoms have cleared up. This is to prevent the infection coming back.
If your skin does not improve within 10 days of using Daktarin powder you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Daktarin powder.
Daktarin powder is for external use only and should be applied directly to the infected skin and surrounding area.
This medication is easy to use following these 3 steps:
- Wash and dry the infected area and dry gently.
- Sprinkle the powder directly onto the infected skin and surrounding skin. You can also choose to sprinkle the powder into your socks, shoes and clothes that come into contact with the infected areas.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after applying to prevent the spread of the infection.
Daktarin powder ingredients
The active ingredient in Daktarin powder is: Miconazole nitrate, each 1 gram contains 20 milligrams.
Daktarin powder also contains: Talc and zinc oxide.
For a full list of ingredients please read the Patient Information Leaflet. You should be familiar with the ingredients in all new medication before starting treatment.
Daktarin powder side effects
Like all medication, Daktarin powder can cause unwanted side effects. Most of which will improve once you stop using the product. If however, side effects continue if you become concerned you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist.
You may experience some local irritation, rash, redness, itching at the site of application especially if you have applied the powder to rare areas of skin.
If you experience a severe allergic reaction when using Daktarin powder you should seek immediate medical advice from your nearest emergency department.
For a full list of reported side effects associated with the use of Daktarin powder please read the Patient Information Leaflet.
Daktarin powder warnings
For a full list of warnings and precautions please read the Patient Information Leaflet.
- Daktarin powder is for external use only. If you accidentally swallow any of this product, go to your nearest emergency department immediately.
- Be careful when applying Daktarin powder not to inhale this product. Daktarin powder contains talc, which if inhaled can irritate your airway.
- Fungal infections are contagious and are easily spread to other areas of skin or to other people. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after use and do not share Daktarin powder.
- You should seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist, if you are using any other medication, before using Daktarin powder.
Daktarin powder & pregnancy
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Daktarin powder.