Antifungal drugs can treat fungal infections that commonly affect the nails, skin and hair. This drug is also known as antimycotic medications.
Fungi are microorganism vital in our ecosystem. They help break down organic matter that nourishes both plants and animals. Some are harmless but some can be very dangerous. They can infect our bodies causing infections that’s life-threatening. Fungal infections are common. When a fungus invades an area of the body it releases toxins and enzymes causing infections.
Types of fungal infections
This is a common fungal infection that affects the foot. The fungus grows in the moist and warm environment of the foot, socks and shoes.
This is another fungal infection. The fungus thrives in the buttocks, groin and inner thigh of the body. Jock itch is common during summer and in warm humid areas.
Vaginal yeast infections are a common form of yeast infections in women. The overgrowth of Candida disrupts the normal balance of the yeast and bacteria in the vagina.
The fungus lives in the dead tissues such as the skin, nails and hair. Ringworm fungus causes both the athlete’s foot and the jock itch. Ringworm is highly contagious. It can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. The fungus can survive on objects such as clothes, towels and brushes.
Causes of fungal infections
The prime cause of fungal infections is the weakened immune system.
Signs and symptoms of fungal infections
The adverse effects of the problem
Fungal infections are treatable if given on time. In such condition, it will not affect the life of a person.
Preventive measures of fungal infections
Preventive methods include:
Fungal infection diagnosis
Your doctor will take a small sample of tissue from the affected area. The sample is then analyzed for the presence of fungi. Other tests may include:
Fungal infection treatment
Permite Cream (Permethrin) is a topical preparation used to treat an infection. It’s a treatment used for treating an infection caused by a parasite. This medicine is effective in treating head lice, ticks, and scabies. This can also use to treat eczema and mites on the scalp and on the skin.
Candid Cream (Clotrimazole) is an antifungal drug. It contains an active ingredient Clotrimazole. It is a broad spectrum antifungal drug used to treat varieties of fungal skin infections. It also relieves symptoms such as cracking of the skin, burning, itching, and discomfort caused by these infections. The active ingredient works by preventing the growth of the fungus. This is done by interfering with the production of the membrane that surrounds fungal cells.
Flucomet (Fluconazole) is an antifungal drug. It is used to cure a variety of fungi and yeast infections of the eye. Flucomet eye drops help in slowing down the growth of fungi infections. It prevents the fungus from spreading into the body. It can also treat, control and prevent the following conditions:
Canstat (Clotrimazole) is an antifungal antibiotic. It is used against varieties of fungal infections like:
Canstat cream is also used in preventing oral thrush. It is sold under various trade names and is available here as Canstat made by Ochoa Labs.
Micogel (Miconazole) belongs to the category of antifungal drugs. It is for the treatment of skin infections like athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, and other fungal infections. It is also used for the treatment of pitriasis, an illness that causes to darken or lightens the skin.
Forcan (Fluconazole) is a prescription anti-fungal drug. It is used to treat and prevent candidiasis, an infections caused by one of the many types of Candida fungus. Candidiasis can cause an infection in different parts of the body that includes the genitals, blood, lungs, throat, and esophagus. Patients who have had a bone marrow transplant may also be treated with this medication.
Nizol (Ketoconazole) is an oral form of drug used to treat serious fungal infections. It’s a treatment for a fungal infection that affects the skin, bones, and joints. It can also treat infections like Coccidiomycosis.
Nizol works by fighting the infection caused by certain fungus. This drug is only given when other treatments haven’t worked. It does not work to treat other infections. It only works to treat fungal infection.
Zocon DT (Fluconazole) is an antifungal oral medication used in treating varieties of fungal infections. It can also treat infections that are caused by yeasts. It stops the growth of the organisms. It is either given intravenously or by mouth.