Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream

Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream (15g)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Sat. 29 Jul.

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

Product Information

  • Age: N/A

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Daktacort hydrocortisone cream is used to treat fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot. It works by directly targeting infected areas, providing safe and effective relief from inflammation and itching.

Daktacort hydrocortisone cream is generally used as a treatment for athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) which has become inflamed. Infection and subsequent inflammation can occur between folds of skin on the body such as the buttocks, thighs, and toes. These folds create the perfect warm and moist conditions for Candida fungi to grow, the cause of sweat rash.

There are two active ingredients contained in Daktacort hydrocortisone cream, they are:

  • Miconazole
  • Hydrocortisone.

Miconazole targets the infection directly, killing any fungi, yeasts, and even some harmful bacteria. It does this by creating holes in the membranes of the fungal cells, causing the constituents of the fungal cell to be exposed, killing the fungi and fighting the infection.

Hydrocortisone works to decrease any redness and itching associated with the infection. It does this by preventing skin cells from producing prostaglandins and any other inflammation creating chemicals. When the skin is irritated or infected it releases these chemicals, creating the redness and itchiness associated with inflammation.

For this reason, Daktacort hydrocortisone cream should only be used for fungal infections with accompanying inflammation. If you have a fungal infection without inflammation, then a medication that doesn't contain hydrocortisone could be more appropriate.

Once any inflammation has been fully treated, a different, hydrocortisone-free, antifungal medication should be used.

Always carefully wash and dry any affected areas thoroughly before using Daktacort HC cream. Apply a thin and even layer of cream directly to the affected area, gently rubbing the cream in. For best results, Daktacort HC cream should be used twice a day.

After the cream has been applied, make sure to wash your hands in order to prevent the infection from spreading.

Use Daktacort HC cream for up to seven days. If the infection persists, you should continue treatment with steroid-free Daktarin cream or powder.

Most people will not experience any side effects due to Daktacort HC cream, however some potential side effects include:

  • Increased skin irritation
  • Burning sensations
  • Hives
  • Itchiness

There are two active ingredients in Daktacort HC:

  • Miconazole Nitrate (20mg)
  • Hydrocortisone acetate.

There are also several inactive ingredients:

  • Disodium edetate
  • Liquid paraffin
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Oleoyl macroglycerides
  • Macrogol 6-32 stearate
  • Butylhydroxyanisoleb
  • Benzoic acid
  • Glycol stearate
  • Purified water

In order to ensure that you are choosing the correct product, read all warnings and instructions carefully.

Daktacort HC cream should not be used if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients listed above.
  • You have other skin conditions such as acne, chicken pox, or herpes.
  • You have broken skin.
  • You have been using it for seven days.

Daktacort HC cream cannot be used on:

  • Large areas of the body,
  • Areas which are dressed.
  • Face or eyes.
  • Mucous membranes.
  • The genital area and anus, unless you have consulted with your doctor.

If Daktacort HC cream gets into your eyes, rinse immediately with water. If the cream irritates your condition in any way then cease usage.

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
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

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

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

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.

 

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 5.30pm 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 5.30pm 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 5.30pm 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.

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