The following review is on Micatin Antifungal Cream, which proposes to treat jock itch, ringworm and athlete’s foot and the common symptoms associated with these fungal infections. An antifungal ingredient has been blended into a cream which works to fight off the fungus which has lead to the skin’s discomfort, rashes, itching, and cracking.
Miconazole Nitrate (2%)
This ingredient works by prohibiting the growth of the fungal infections which can be traced in ringworm, athlete’s foot and jock-itch with its antifungal properties. What concerns us is that we wonder why this main ingredient is concentrated at such a low percentage.
We have found that ingredients work best when they are concentrated at their maximum potential. We have also noted that the manufacturer has deprived the cream of being blended with the scientifically-proven strongest antifungal known to medicine, namely Undecylenic Acid.
- Benzoic Acid
- Butylated Hydroxyanisole
- Mineral Oil
- Peglicol 5
- Pegoxol 7 Stearate
- Purified Water
We are disappointed to see that the manufacturer has included an ingredient (Pegoxol 7 Stearate) which may have the potential to cause skin irritations due to its toxicity. The only ingredient which is not an additive is Mineral Oil, which may complement the blend.
Apply the cream thinly to the affected area, especially to the skin in-between toes, twice daily after washing and drying the affected area, or as advised by a qualified medical practitioner. Jock-itch conditions are to be treated for 2 weeks, and athlete’s foot and ringworm conditions are to be treated for 4 weeks. Should the conditions show no recognizable improvement after the allocated weeks, or deteriorate, seek professional medical attention.
The manufacturer advises that shoes/ clothing should be changed frequently. Parents are to supervise all children that use this product, no child should use this product unless permission from a qualified medical practitioner has been authorized. This product is not to be ingested, but if it is, contact a poison control center or seek medical attention immediately. Note that this product has an expiration date.
A tube of 0.5 oz Micatin Antifungal Cream is sold for $7.49 through online sales as well as third-party retailers. No discounts were offered on the manufacturer’s website.
Unfortunately, we were unable to find any returns policy or guarantee after all of our research. This is a matter of concern to us as it makes us question the manufacturer’s confidence in their product. Competitor brands who trust their blend will boldly state a 100% money-back guarantee of 365-days on their website as a means of protecting their customers, and to communicate a standard of quality that their product has to offer.
Micatin Antifungal Cream Review – Conclusion
We have reviewed Micatin Antifungal Cream which is aimed at the prevention of the growth of fungal infections, as well as treating the symptoms which are experienced in association with these fungal infections. We have found that this product has some good customer reviews. We also need to consider that this cream lacks a very powerful antifungal, Undecylenic Acid, which may outperform the active ingredient utilized in this blend, which is Miconazole Nitrate. The lack of guarantee and potentially toxic additive Pegoxol 7 Stearate has dissuaded us from recommending this product.