Daktarin Oral Gel
Daktarin oral gel is an effective medication for the treatment of oral thrush, which presents itself as white, yellow, or cream spots in the mouth, because a change of conditions in the mouth have allowed the fungi to overgrow.
The main ingredient is miconazole, which kills the fungi and associated bacteria responsible for the growth of thrush, by interfering with cell membranes and thus stopping ergosterol, an essencial component of fungi, from being produced.This pleasant, orange- tasting gel is very soothing, helping to get rid of the soreness, burning and irritation in the mouth. This medication is available over the counter and is suitable for almost all ages.
Whilst treating thrush with Daktarin oral gel, pain killers like paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin can be taken at the same time, to reduce any pain incurred by the infection.
- Daktarin oral gel is used to treat, as well as prevent, fungal infections of the throat, mouth, stomach and intestines.
- Daktarin oral gel can be purchased without a prescription but only for oral thrush i.e. the throat or mouth.
Daktarin oral gel is suitable for patients from four months and upwards.
Daktarin oral gel can also keep further outbreaks at bay.
Daktarin oral gel:
- Contains miconazole
- Treats oral thrush
- Treats fungus & bacterial infections
- Soothes throat and mouth infections
- Prevents oral infections from returning
- Is pleasantly flavoured and easy to swallow.
When taking Daktarin oral gel, it is best to keep the medication in the mouth for quite some time, before swallowing.
Oral thrush occurs in babies, children and adults alike, sometimes as a side-effect of taking antibiotics, or as a result of other conditions e.g. diabetes. While it may cause a burning sensation in adults, this is not usually the case with babies.
Daktarin oral gel is for the treatment of fungal, as well as bacterial, infections of the mouth and throat. It can be taken by all patients from the age of fourth months, though care must be taken when giving the gel to babies and small children.
Daktarin Oral Gel should be taken after having eaten. After having washed your hands, use the tube’s lid to break the seal. With a clean finger, put a small amount of the gel onto the affected area and keep it there for as long as possible. For oropharyngeal infestations, adults may take a spoonful of gel up to four times a day. If you wear dentures, the procedure is to remove them at night and brush them with this medication, to prevent them also becoming infected.
For children between four months and six years of age, use the gel twice daily. For very young children, apply Daktarin oral gel only to the front of the mouth and never to the throat.
Apply the medication for up to two days after the condition has cleared. If symptoms continue, speak with your doctor.
Oral thrush commonly occurs in babies but can also occur in adults as a side effect of antibiotics or due to conditions such as diabetes. In babies it isn't usually painful however, in adults it can cause a burning sensation.