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Gyno-Daktarin is an antifungal cream which is used to treat vaginal thrush. The cream is used inside the vagina to soothe the symptoms and clear the infection.
Gyno-Daktarin contains a medicine called Miconazole Nitrate. This antifungal works by killing the fungus and bacteria which cause the infection, stopping it from spreading and clearing the symptoms.
Gyno-Daktarin cream will usually take 7 days to clear the infection. If your symptoms disappear before this, keep using the medicine for the full 7 days to ensure that the infection is treated properly.
Thrush is caused by the yeast from the Candida fungus. This is naturally present inside the vagina and only causes problems if disruption is caused to the balance of micro-organisms, triggering the Candida fungus to multiply. There are several possible factors which makes thrush more likely to happen:
The symptoms of thrush can be uncomfortable and include:
Thrush is a yeast infection which causes external itching and soreness and a white discharge from the vagina. STIs such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea may also cause vaginal discharge which can be white, clear, yellow or green in colour. Genital herpes causes blister like sores. If you have any of these symptoms then you should get tested for STIs. It is possible to have both thrush and a sexually transmitted infection. An STI does not always cause symptoms however so if you are unsure it's best to get checked out. Dr Felix have a range of at home testing kits for maximum discretion.
Thrush is not a sexually transmitted infection but you can pass it on to your sexual partner. If you have thrush, you may want to advise your partner to see their GP for an appropriate treatment. Sexual intercourse can trigger thrush if you experience vaginal dryness or if you have sex without being fully aroused.
Gyno-Daktarin is designed specifically for the treatment of thrush. If you have symptoms of bacterial vaginosis then you will need to get treatment which is suitable for the infection. Thrush treatment like Gyno-Daktarin will not help bacterial vaginosis.
Male thrush is treated with either Clotrimazole cream or Fluconazole tablets. Gyno-Daktarin should not be used as it is specifically for treating vaginal thrush.
The active ingredient contained in Gyno-Daktarin is Miconazole Nitrate.
The other ingredients are purified water, PEG-6, PEG-32, glycol stearate, oleoyl macroglycerides, liquid paraffin, benzoic acid (E210) and butylated hydroxyanisole (E320).
Gyno-Daktarin should be used once daily inside the vagina. Open the tube of cream and screw the applicator onto the tube with the end marked with the green band. Gently squeeze the tube of cream while pulling the applicator plunger until it reaches the stop mark and unscrew the applicator from the tube. When you're ready, get into a comfortable position and insert the yellow end of the applicator into the vagina. Push the plunger in as far as it will go to empty the cream into your vagina. Remove it gently and throw out the used applicator, washing your hands after use. It may be comfortable to wear a sanitary pad afterwards.
You can use Gyno-Daktarin while on your period.
Use one applicator filled with cream each day. One tube of cream contains 2% Miconazole cream.
Possible side effects include:
Irritation inside or around the vagina
Itching or burning
Signs of an allergic reaction include:
Severe irritation or redness
Swelling in the face, lips, tongue or throat
If this happens, stop using the medicine right away and seek immediate medical attention.
You should not use Gyno-Daktarin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you are under 18.
Talk to your doctor if you are using barrier methods of contraception such as condoms or diaphragms. Gyno-Daktarin can damage the latex.
Avoid sharing towels or flannels with anyone while you are being treated for thrush.
Always tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications. In particular the following medicines may interfere with your treatment:
Anticoagulants such as Warfarin
Medications for diabetes
Calcium channel blockers
Ask your doctor for advice about using Gyno-Daktarin during pregnancy.
There are several types of treatments for thrush including vaginal pessaries, oral capsules and external thrush cream. Canesten Duo provides either a vaginal pessary or intravaginal cream alongside cream which is applied to the labia to soothe external itching.
Thrush can be prevented by:
Using water and a gentle, emollient soap to wash around the vagina
Avoid using perfumed soaps, vaginal deodorants, wipes or douches
Avoid tight-fitting underwear and tights. There are forms of silk underwear which are designed for women who are prone to thrush
Keep diabetes under control
Thrush will not go away on its own without treatment. Dr Felix stock several types of thrush treatments for home delivery.
Patient Information Leaflet https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1437/pil
NHS Inform> Thrush in Men https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/thrush-in-men