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Daktarin Gold Cream


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Daktarin Gold Cream is used for the treatment of athlete’s foot, dhobie itch (jock itch) and candidal intertrigo (infected sweat rash).


What is Daktarin Gold?

Daktarin Gold is a treatment for athlete’s foot which can also be used to treat inflamed sweat rash and jock itch. It tackles the cause of infection and helps to provide long-lasting protection from returning fungi or yeast which cause infections.

What is athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot is a fungal skin infection which often starts between your toes before spreading onto your foot. It causes itchy, red, and flaky skin which can make you feel uncomfortable and irritated, and will often be accompanied by an unpleasant ‘cheesy’ smell.

How does Daktarin Gold treat athlete’s foot and other skin infections?

Daktarin Gold contains the active ingredient ketoconazole, which works to destroy the fungi and yeast which cause skin infections such as athlete’s foot. By destroying these fungi, Daktarin Gold helps to treat the infection while protecting against further infections.

Key features of Daktarin Gold Cream

  • Works on the outer layer of the skin
  • Directly targets the infection that causes athlete’s foot
  • Can last for up to eight weeks
  • Dhobie itch (jock itch) and Candidal intertrigo (infected sweat rash)

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Uses / Instructions

  • For mild athlete’s foot, apply Daktarin Gold Cream twice daily for one week.
  • For more severe or extensive athlete’s foot apply twice daily for at least 2-3 days after symptoms have cleared.
  • For dhobie itch and candidal intertrigo, apply Daktarin Gold Cream once or twice daily for at least 2-3 days after symptoms have cleared.


Caution when using Daktarin Gold Cream:

  • Do not put the cream into your eyes. You should only use it on your skin.
  • If you are or have recently been applying a ‘potent corticosteroid’ medicine (such as betamethasone, fluocinolone or triamcinolone) to your skin, speak to your doctor before you use Daktarin Gold because you should not use them at the same time or within two weeks of each other.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding – If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, you should talk to your doctor before you use the cream. They will decide if you can use the cream. You can use Daktarin Gold whilst breastfeeding. It is inadvisable to apply directly to the breast while breast feeding.

Side Effects

Daktarin Gold does not usually cause side effects. Occasionally, you may get irritation or a burning sensation of the skin. If the irritation a very bad, stop using the cream and talk to your doctor.

In rare cases, if your skin is red and itchy after you have, put the cream on, it may mean that you are allergic to the medicine (see ‘When should I not use Daktarin Gold?’). If this is the case, you should stop using it. If your medicine affects you in any other way, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist.


20 milligrams (mg) of ketoconazole water, propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, isopropyl myristate and sodium sulphite (E221).


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