Basic Information: What is Micatin Antifungal Cream?
WellSpring Pharmaceutical Micatin Antifungal Cream is to be reviewed here below. This cream relieves and soothes the stinging, itchiness and burning caused by Athlete’s Foot. It kills the fungal infection as well as healing cracks and skin rash caused by such infections. Continue on to discover what this product contains and what we made of it.
- Miconazole Nitrate 2% (Antifungal)
- Benzoic Acid
- Butylated Hydroxyanisole
- Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum)
- Peglicol 5 Oleate
- Pegoxol 7 Stearate
- Purified Water
The ingredients within Micatin Antifungal Cream are specially formulated to kill the fungus causing the Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch and Ringworm. There are also ingredients that were chosen to ease your discomfort by helping with the symptoms that accompany these conditions.
Ensure that you have cleaned and dried the infected area before the use of any antifungal treatment. A thin coating of product should be applied twice daily in the morning when you get up and at night before you go to bed. You should follow this procedure unless directed by your doctor to do differently. This treatment should continue daily for 4 weeks for Athlete’s Foot and Ringworm or everyday for 2 weeks for Jock Itch. While using Micatin Antifungal Cream, you should give it the best opportunity to work on athlete’s foot by wearing well-fitted ventilated shoes and changing shoes and socks every day.
This antifungal cream cannot be purchased from WellSpring and they do not provide you with a list of possible retailers to buy their product from and so it is up to you to shop around to get the best price. According to Drugstore.com, the suggested price for 0.5oz of Micatin Antifungal Cream is $7.49 but they sell it for $6.49. They also offer an additional discount of 10% or more if you sign up for automatic reorders of this product from them.
What to Expect
If you get this cream then you can expect a product that clears up fungal infections well but from experience, I would suggest using the product for at least a week to two weeks beyond the treatment time mentioned in the directions if you want to avoid reinfection. Micatin Antifungal Cream is easy to apply although it can be somewhat tedious to have to wash your feet a second time later in the day to apply it a second time and it can be easy to forget. A few bouts of forgetfulness might explain why I had to use it longer but you should keep using it to be on the safe side, even though this would mean using a lot more of the product than might initially have been expected. A little goes a long way so it is possible to get a bit more out of this cream although there is not a lot in the tube to begin with.
Keep an Eye Out
There aren’t any explicit warnings about any negative effects that this product might cause but you should always stop using a product if you react adversely to it and seek medical advice. You should check the list of ingredients for any you may be allergic to and avoid the cream if that is the case. You should seek the advice of your doctor if you are unsure about using this product.
WellSpring sells Micatin Antifungal Cream through a number of retailers and the manufacturer does not sell it directly itself. As a result, the only way to have a guarantee is to buy the cream from a retailer that has one or risk not having a guarantee. After extensive research to find reviews, as the manufacturer does not provide any, it seems that the product has been met with approval. The reviews have praised the cream’s effectiveness and its easy application although some people have criticized that it merely keeps symptoms at bay.
The Bottom Line
Ultimately, Micatin Antifungal Cream has its positive points and its downsides. It is easy to apply although the twice daily application may be somewhat tiresome. The cream kills fungal infections in most cases and it is likely that customers who complained that the product did not work well for them could have had a different kind of infection or an unusual case of it. The lack of allergy warnings is concerning. Although you can expect that allergic reactions occur in some cases, it would be best to have this explicitly pointed out. Considering how much cream is contained in a tube and the price of the product, this product may not be cost effective. There are cheaper alternatives available and ones that work as well if not perhaps better than this product. There is no assurance of a guarantee either if the product proves to be ineffective for you. It would be wise to weigh the pros and cons before you decide to purchase Micatin Antifungal Cream.