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For those of you who read my reviews regularly, you'll be very aware that I have a massive foot problem. One of my biggest bugbears, and something which I have sadly suffered since I hit puberty, is athlete's foot. I try and have tried just about every foot cream, spray and ointment going and one of the ones I use fairly regularly is Daktarin Athletes' Foot Cream which I buy in a 30g tube and it costs me £5.65 from Boots. The tube lasts me roughly about a month but then I do have to use it every day. My dear other half also suffers from very similar foot problems to me and we have to ensure that we do not share towels (or creams and ointments) and that we both wear socks for bed when we are having a flare up.
I personally quite like this cream as I think it is pretty effective. However, there is nothing I have tried to date which has totally managed to eliminate the problem recurring. The active ingredient in this cream I am told by my GP is Miconazole Nitrate. Athlete's Foot is a fungal infection and if left untreated, personally speaking, it can get pretty nasty and aggressive. When I was younger I tended not to use anything and stupidly hoped the problem would go away by itself - it didn't and the result was that it just becae very badly infected and I was on antibiotics for long periods of time which resulted in my having stained teeth and spots as side effects.
The particular fungal infection I am prone to often spreads to my outer ears, my trunk and my groin, even my hands and scalp if I am in a really bad state and I may have to take time off from work as I can look pretty grim.
I use this Daktarin Cream every day and put plenty on, making sure it is spread in well between my toes and all over the affected area. It smells quite pleasant is is absorbed easily and I do get relief from the fungal infection pretty quickly. However, it is vital that I keep applying this cream for AT LEAST ten days after the infection appears to have subsided, otherwise it just comes back worse than it did before.
Overall, I do rate this cream pretty highly and it is one of the (very)many I woud happily recommend to anyone with a similar problems to mine. Just remember to keep applying for ten days afterwards (and possily longer, in some cases).
Over my recent pregnancy and now the winter I have really ignored my feet and as such developed a bit of a nasty case of athletes foot. It was probably because during my pregnancy I couldn't actually see my feet or reach my feet so all thoughts of actually tending to them went out of the window but anyway, with spring hopefully nearly around the corner I wanted to start to take care of my feet and this horrible problem so I can wear flip flops again.
So what actually is athletes foot? Well, according to an article I read, athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the foot caused usually by one of 3 different types of fungi. There are quite a few symptoms too and I knew I had it because I pretty much had all of them which made it rather uncomfortable and unsightly. Some of the symptoms include, cracking and peeling of skin between the toes, inflammation, areas of white, dead skin, moistness or blistering and itching or soreness. The itchiness was probably the worst and like they say, once you scratch an itch you have to keep scratching it and then that made my feet really sore so each symptom affected the other one and it was such a pain.
I am still breastfeeding and so I had to ask the pharmacist what she recommended as a lot of medicines you cannot take whilst you are breastfeeding. She recommended Daktarin cream as this was safe to use during breastfeeding and looked like it achieved good results.
Well, I was definitely pleased with the results I got from using this cream. Daktarin Dual Action Cream is used to treat athlete's foot. It works by destroying both the fungus that causes the infection and some of the bacteria which may also be present. The cream was really easy to use. On the box it recommended you to use it and rub it gently on to the affected area twice daily. I would rub just a little bit in-between each toe and then put socks on so I didn't rub the cream off. The cream didn't really have a smell and it was not irritable when I put it on my feet even when I applied it to broken, sore skin. I saw results within a couple of days. My cracked skin was healing and it was not moist anymore. I was really impressed with the length of time this cream took to work.
They recommended also that even if your symptoms did clear up that you should continue using it for 10 days afterwards. I have to say that this small tube only lasted about that amount of time so if it takes you a bit longer to get rid of your symptoms you will probably need a bigger tube. I did carry on for the 10 days and fingers crossed after about month the symptoms have not returned and my feet are looking really nice and healthy. Now all I need is the spring/summer to appear so I can show off my feet.
A 30g tube costs £5.65 and has been very effective for me but obviously I am not medically trained so if you have any questions I would consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine.
Yes, I am writing a review about Athlete's Foot cream, not the most pleasant thing to write a review about I know, so I would advise you to stop what you're eating before you read anymore!!
***WHAT IS ATHLETE'S FOOT?***
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that is extremely infectious so anyone can pick it up. It is transmitted mostly in moist areas such as showers or communal changing rooms. Once the fungal spores have been transferred onto the feet, they thrive in the warm, moist areas between the toes. It's not very common but you can also get this in the groin area as well! You will find that the skin soon becomes inflamed an itchy and some flaking or cracking may occur. The infected flakes are then shed onto the floor or into socks and shoes by walking or friction. If someone else steps on the flakes they can become easily infected, of if they use the same towels or footwear with someone who already has Athlete's foot.
***HOW I KNEW I HAD ATHLETE'S FOOT***
I take good care of my feet and wash them every day and dry them thoroughly. I also use foot and shoe spray as well sometimes. In hot temperatures I will wash my feet twice a day as I cannot stand, sweaty/smelly feet. On my right foot just under-Neath the bottom of my big toe it became very itchy and no matter how much I scratched it, it would itch like mad. Soon the skin became slightly sore and cracked and looked a bit flaky as well. It was still very itchy a few days later and my mum told me it sounded like athlete's foot, so I bought some cream to see if it helped. The itching was quite unbearable and no matter how much I itched it, it just wouldn't go away.
***DAKTARIN AKTIV CREAM***
This cream is specifically for the treatment of Athlete's foot. The cream contains something called miconazole nitrate which works by destroying the fungus that causes the infection. It also has moisturising properties to help sooth cracked, red, sore skin which is caused by Athlete's foot. The cream comes in a small tube which them comes in a box. On the back of the box it states the ingredients and directions on how to use the cream and it also states on the box that the cream is prescription strength and is for external use only. The box does come with an enclosed leaflet just like other treatments/medicines and this should be read before using the cream.
This is available to buy from some local shops and most supermarkets and pharmacies. It comes in a 15g or 30g tube and the 15g tube cost me approximately £4.99 which was purchased from Wilkinson's. They also have this in Boots for the same price as well.
***USING THE CREAM***
When you use the cream for the first time you will need to pierce the end of the tube which can be done using the lid. As stated on the box I washed the infected area thoroughly and dried it. As Athlete's foot is contagious do not share towels otherwise you may infect other people. Simply apply the cream onto the affected area and also the surrounding area and wash hands after use to prevent it from spreading to other areas of the body or to other people. The cream is white in colour and I can't notice any kind of smell to it at all. All when holding this under my nose I still can't smell anything. The cream is easy to apply and soon relieved the itching symptoms I had caused by the Athlete's foot. I continued to the use the cream 2 times a day and as stated on the leaflet to use it 10 days after all the symptoms have cleared to prevent it coming back. I also sprayed my shoes and socks with an Athlete's foot spray as well to help prevent re-infection.
This cream relieved the itching and soreness of Athlete's foot pretty much straight away. Within a few days the cracking and flakiness of the skin had also calmed down a lot and it was looking much healthier than it did before. It took about 2 weeks for the Athlete's foot to totally disappear and I also continued to use this cream 10 days after as well as suggested on the leaflet. This cream was absolutely brilliant & I'm so glad my mum suggested it otherwise I would probably still be itching my feet!
These tips are to help prevent re-infection:
* Spray your shoes and socks with a special spray/powder before putting them on.
* Choose cotton socks and leather shoes which allow your feet to breathe.
* Don't share footwear or towels and avoid walking barefoot in changing rooms or shared showers.
* Don't wear the same pair of shoes everyday as this will help reduce the build up of sweat which provides the moisture on which the fungus thrives.
I have no idea how I got Athlete's foot in the first place as I have very good hygiene, especially when it comes to my feet. I hate feet anyway, so I wasn't very happy when I found out I had this. I never share any footwear or towels with anyone and I hadn't been in any communal showers or changing rooms so I'm not sure how I got it. The main thing is that this cream did a very good job at clearing it up and relieving the itching from the Athlete's Foot. I would definitely recommend other's to try this cream if they think they have Athlete's foot.
(review also on ciao)
After suffering for YEARS with veruca's, I finally set aside embarrasment and went to the doctors. For years I was a keen swimmer and very prone to verucas. I got fed up with putting cream on all the time that didn't work. So I just ignored them.
The doctor said they were so bad, that cream might not even work! But anyway he gave me this to try and see how I went on.
The cream can work for both even though it is advertised for athletes foot.
It is described as 'prescription strength' and contains 2% miconazole nitrate. It also contains a moisturiser to help cracked skin in the process.
The product is a white opaque gelatinous liquid which comes out of a toothpaste-like applicator.
-Used for athletes foot-
I have only very mild athletes foot on my little toes when I wear shoes without socks (i know!). It just stings a little. When I put the cream on it, you see a noticeable difference after 1 day! 3 days and mine is totally cleared up!
I know for more severe cases this may not be true.
The cream contains a moisturiser which is soothing, however the product does contain paraffin which can sting a little if the toe is quite sore. But well worth putting up with, the results are immediate and fantastic!
For me this cream is veruca wonder magic, I have literally tried all non-prescription treatments, the creams, the freezing and the plaster ones- everything.
This is the only thing that has actually worked.
Literally I could not walk with my veruca's becuase of the pain. Due to the nature of the bacteria the veruca's are deep not wide over the skin.
This cream is very strong so you have to be careful to get it on the veruca and not around the surrounding skin as it burns away the skin, literally. I know this sounds horrible, but there is no pain, no bleeding or nastiness at all, it is just a perfect hole.
I kept applying the cream, even though it looked horrible. But with veruca's you have to kind of guess when you've won the fight. I think my doctor said you only need to remobe 80% of the veruca for it to give up.
So I stopped using it probably about a month after applying, the holes completely healed up and there are no scars or marks on my feet. It didnt even heal with scabs, it was great!
The packet says it takes about 10 days for the treatment to work, this is probably about right for normal veruca's, but mine were bad.
I think this cream is so strong that it is only really needed for bad or persistant veruca's. Mine have NEVER come back since using this cream and I go swimming every week!
I would really recommend this product for anyone considering having veruca's surgically removed. This is a much better alternative.
I bought 30g of Daktarin dual action cream from Boots and it cost £4.25 - well actually cost nothing as I used my Boots Advantage Card.
I won't go into detail but felt sure that it was athlete's foot I was suffering from - you know - all that itching between the toes.....
Well, after ten days I can honestly say there is a great improvement and have not used any other product so I need to thank Daktarin.
The tube is a handy size the packaging is predominantly yellow with blue and red and a picture of a blue foot so cannot really be missed!
The tube clearlt states that it is a cream for athlete's foot and should be used externally only.
There's a list of ingredients - the main one seems to be micronazole nitrate.
The instructions are clear:
wash the infected skin and dry well
apply to the infected area twice a day.
So I would say this is a good product, fairly priced, easy to apply and seems to work with minimum fuss.
Must be cheaper than visiting a chiropodist?!
I used to work in a nursing home, full time doing 12 hour shifts and my feet did suffer. they were always sore, burning and sweaty, partly due to the amount of time I was on my feet and partly that I think I was wearing the wrong type of footwear, (I used to wear trainers all the time, but not any more,) it took me a while but I eventually went to the chemist and they prescribed Daktarin cream.
This cream is usually used if you have a fungal infection, but I didnt have any sort of infection, I had just spent so much time on my feet and wore the wrong type of shoes, but it done the job for me anyway.
It cost around £4.50 and comes in a small tube, all you have to do is wash your feet and rub the cream in twice a day and use it for 10 days and if after this, the symptoms continue then you need to contact your GP. I didnt hold out much hope of it working as I had tried different things before which never worked, but I give it a go anyway.
Using the cream
The first few days of using the cream nothing happened, my feet were still sore, sometimes they were so bad, they felt as if they were on fire, but gradually the soreness and burning disappeared. I couldnt believe it , my feet felt normal again, no more pain or burning, it was great, I carried on using the cream for 10 days as stated on the label and my feet were much better. I have had no problem with my feet since.
This cream contains:
unsaturated polyglycolysed glycerides
The price of this cream is expensive and it only comes in a small tube, but if you have sore feet, its really worth it, highly recomended.
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After using athlete foot creams which where quite messy i tried the spray, i found very effective in killing the althetes foot infection.It was definatly more convenient than the creams which tend to be messy. With it being a spray it is handy to also apply to footwear and sox which are the biggest cause for reinfection as the spores 'hide out' in these and just when you thought your athletes foot has dissappeared it comes back with a vengance. This is why. It does take a while to completly erradicate the fungus, but if you are a sufferer then its worth while just to get rid of that aggrivating itch. First class product.
I will begin this opinion by expressing here, in writing, my most grateful thanks to Blurbubble whose opinion I read on Ciao, which prompted me to try this cream. I'll start by telling you about my problem, but be warned, it gets a bit yukky in parts! I have always been a big girl and as such have had a decent sized bust, luckily in proportion with the rest of my body. Just recently I have been suffering with a painful rash underneath my breasts, which I initially took to be a heat rash, as this all began in the summer. Mind you, in retrospect, we didn?t have THAT much hot weather did we? The area would go very red and it felt as though the lower edge of my bra had razor blades in it, the pain was that uncomfortable. The other problem was the smell; at times it smelt as though something was rotting. It was horrible and I was embarrassed thinking that everyone else could smell it too. I always dusted the area with baby talc after I had washed and I used Canestan Cream, which did get rid of it briefly, but it would be back within days. Then .... I read Blurbubble's opinion about Daktarin Cream. I must admit my first thought was that this was an old TV programme with a crossed eyed lion called Clarence! Oh no, that was Daktari wasn't it? Anyway back to the serious stuff, Blurbubble's opinion was so positive I went out within an hour or so or reading it and bought myself a tube of Daktarin. It is a 30g tube and it cost me £3.65, which I thought was a reasonable price to pay if it works! The active ingredient in this anti fungal cream is miconazole nitrate, whatever that is, at a concentration of 20mg to 1 gram of cream. This will destroy the fungus together with some of the bacteria, which actually cause it. The cream should be used twice each day, in the morning and at night. You wash and dry the area thoroughly and then apply the cream, washing your hands afterwar
ds. The cream is not greasy and it will not stain your clothes. It is usually well tolerated by everyone, but a few people may experience worsening of the irritation and so would not be able to use Daktarin. Now for the good bit - instant relief! I felt comfortable again as soon as I had applied this cream. I have now used it for about a week as it does advise you to continue using the cream for 10 days after the infection has disappeared to make sure that the fungus has been completely eradicated. The cream is made by a firm called Janssen-Cilag Ltd, Saunderton, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP14 4HJ. It comes complete with a leaflet explaining what it is, how it works, and what minimal side effects there may be, what to do if you accidentally swallow some etc. As far as I am concerned, this is brilliant stuff! I have had no pain or irritation since beginning to use it and the redness has actually almost disappeared and I have had that constantly for at least six months now! So thank you again, Blurbubble, you have saved my boobs!
Daktarin cream is a broad spectrum antifungal product. It treats common fungal and candidal skin infections. Daktarin cream is non greasy and will not stain your clothing or footwear. Whether you're a frequent gym user or just someone who's on their feet all day, an active lifestyle can leave you vulnerable to the itch and skin irritation of Athlete's Foot.