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Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream

Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream (15g)

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Daktacort Cream is a targeted anti-fungal cream used for the treatment of fungal and bacterial skin infections which treats the source of infection and relieves the associated irritation and inflammation in just 7 days.

You can purchase Daktacort cream online at The Independent Pharmacy without a prescription. All you need to do is complete our short online health questionnaire so we can ensure Daktacort cream is the best medicine for you.

Daktacort Information

  • Age: N/A

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Daktacort Cream?

Daktacort cream can be used by children and adults over the age of 10 years to treat fungal and some bacterial skin infections caused by athlete’s foot, thrush and eczema. 

Daktacort cream, unlike other anti-fungal skin treatments, also contains the steroid hydrocortisone which means it not only kills the fungi or bacteria responsible for the infections but it also helps to rapidly reduce itching, redness and inflammation. 

If you are suffering from a fungal infection but do not have signs of inflammation you may find using a cream without hydrocortisone such as Daktarin more suitable. Daktarin cream is also available from The Independent Pharmacy.

 

What is Daktacort Cream used for?

Daktacort cream is applied directly to the skin affected by fungal or bacterial infections caused by eczema, dermatitis and athlete’s foot. 

Daktacort cream is also an effective treatment for thrush where irritation occurs due to the skin rubbing together for example under the armpits or in the skin folds under the breasts or in the groin. 

You should not use Daktacort cream on the genitals or anus as it contains steroids which can irritate areas of delicate skin. Treatment options for genital thrush are available over on our Thrush Symptoms and Treatment page.

Daktacort cream is not an effective treatment option for ringworm and can make your condition worse. Anti-fungal treatments containing clotrimazole should be used to treat ringworm and are effective in the treatment of nappy rash that is caused by fungi.

 

Daktacort Cream on the face 

Daktacort cream should not be used to treat skin conditions on the face unless it is prescribed by your GP. 

Daktacort cream contains the steroid hydrocortisone, which can cause damage to sensitive areas of skin such as the face and genitals. 

If you are suffering from eczema or any other skin condition that is affecting your face you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

 

How does Daktacort Cream work?

Daktacort cream is applied directly to the infected skin which allows it to target the source of the infection quickly, visibly reducing associated itching, irritation and inflammation. 

Daktacort cream contains miconazole nitrate which is an anti-fungal agent that works by destroying the fungus that is responsible for the infection and some associated bacteria on the skin.

Hydrocortisone is the second active ingredient contained in Daktacort cream, this is a mild corticosteroid or steroid which reduces inflammation, swelling, redness and itching of the skin.

 

Sources

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Daktacort cream dosage

For adults and children over 10 years old:

  • Twice a day apply a small amount of the cream on the affected areas
  • Rub the cream gently into the skin until the cream has disappeared
  • Repeat this process for 7 days 

If you continue to have symptoms of the infection or your condition has worsened after 7 days you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

This product should only be applied directly to the infected skin. Daktacort is not suitable for the treatment of infections on the face, genitals or anus. 

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly, before using Daktacort cream, for full details of how to use Daktacort cream. 

 

How to apply Daktacort Cream

Daktacort cream should be applied to the infected and surrounding areas of skin only. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before and after each application, unless the infection is on your hands, to avoid spreading the infection to other areas of healthy skin and other people. 

 

How long does Daktacort Cream take to work?

You should notice improvements to your skin infection and a visible reduction in inflammation of the infected skin within 7 days of using Daktacort cream.

You should not use Daktacort cream for more than 7 days. If your skin continues to look infected and inflamed after 7 days of use you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for further advice.

Daktacort cream side effects

Side effects when using Daktacort cream are uncommon and usually are mild these include:

  • Skin irritation 
  • Burning sensation
  • Itchy skin or a rash 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Inflammation or lighter patches of skin

Daktacort, like other medicines, can cause unwanted side effects. For a full list of reported side effects please read the Patient Information Leaflet

If you are worried about side effects of Daktacort cream or symptoms do not improve after stopping using the cream, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Although allergic reactions are rare, if you experience a severe allergic reaction as a result of using Daktacort cream seek immediate medical help from your nearest emergency department 

Daktacort cream ingredients

Daktacort cream contains active ingredients: Miconazole nitrate 20 mg and Hydrocortisone acetate equivalent to 10 mg of hydrocortisone.

Daktacort cream also contains: Liquid paraffin, butylhydroxyanisole, benzoic acid.

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Daktacort cream to ensure you are familiar with the full list of ingredients. 

Daktacort cream warnings

For a full list of warnings and precautions associated with the use of Daktacort Cream, please read the Patient Information Leaflet

  • Do not use it if you suffer from other skin conditions such as cold sores, acne, herpes, chickenpox, or shingles.
  • Not for use on broken skin.
  • Daktacort can cause thinning of the skin so should be used sparingly in the elderly.
  • Speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Daktacort cream if you are currently using any other medication.

 

Daktacort Cream & Pregnancy

If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding and suffering from a fungal skin infection you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Daktacort cream for advice.

 

Daktacort cream and contraception

The ingredients in Daktacort cream can cause damage to rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms, therefore making them less effective which could result in pregnancy or the transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI).

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about General Health?

Our UK based support team can help, email us at support@theindependentpharmacy.co.uk.

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