Micatin Antifungal Cream Review
The following review is of Micatin Antifungal Cream. The manufacturer of this product claims that it will provide optimal relief from athlete’s foot and prevent future fungus from spreading. It is argued to penetrate deep into cracked and moist areas of the skin for lasting results. We have assessed factors which contribute to the reliability of this claim to help you make a wise purchase decision.
The main ingredient in this formula is Miconazole Nitrate (2%). Miconazole Nitrate has antifungal properties and is common to several alternative products on the market. It is argued to fight the spread of fungal infection that leads to athlete’s foot. That said, the ingredient is reported to cause discomforting side effects. These adverse side effects contradict the goal of the product. The use of this ingredient may aggravate symptoms of athlete’s foot and, therefore, its reliability is a concern. Many competing products contain safe ingredients such as Undecylenic Acid. Undecylenic Acid eliminates the roots of fungal infection as well as provides long-lasting relief from symptoms of athlete’s foot. These competitor formulas also contain additional ingredients for soothed and hydrated skin. Therefore, Miconazole Nitrate cannot be used as a total care remedy for athlete’s foot. We were concerned to note that the manufacturer does not stipulate if manufacturing processes are cGMP certified. These certifications ensure that production is ethical and of a high quality.
The manufacturer states that this product should be applied to the affected area twice daily. They provide no further information to elaborate on the application for best results. This is somewhat worrisome. The application supplies a 2% concentration of Miconazole Nitrate. This is common of products that contain this ingredient. The dosage is, therefore, sufficient. That said, a dosage that contains additional ingredients may prove more beneficial.
The product can be purchased online through third-party sites. It is not sold via the manufacturer. A 14g tube from one retailer will cost you $7.49. The fact that the manufacturer does not indicate how long a tube will last means that we cannot be sure of the affordability of long-term use. Furthermore, there are no bulk-buy deals to encourage extended use.
Possible Side Effects
There are no listed negative side effects of using this product. This is worrisome as Miconazole Nitrate has been argued to cause itching, burning, and swelling. These adverse side effects hinder the product efficacy and we highly recommend discontinuing use if you experience any of them.
There is no manufacturer guarantee to cover purchases of this product. This is a major concern as it indicates a lack of confidence in product efficacy. Guarantees are subject to third-party policies and these often apply to unopened products only. Potential customers would need to spend time researching third-party return policies, however, cannot be certain of product efficacy until after a purchase has been made. Another concern is that there are limited customer reviews to suggest that this product is effective.
Micatin Antifungal Cream Review – The Bottom Line
Micatin Antifungal Cream may seem like an ideal remedy for athlete’s foot. It contains an ingredient known to inhibit the growth of fungus and it is accurately dosed. However, the product does not contain additional ingredients that would enhance efficacy. It is not supported by a manufacturer guarantee which brings quality into question. Potential negative side effects and lack of customer reviews further support our recommendation to find a more proven athlete’s foot remedy.