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Anti Fungal Drug

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Anti-Fungal Drugs are used to treat infections caused by a fungus. Though they are prescriprion drugs, they also come under the category of non-prescription drugs, as you can get these drugs over the counter without a doctor's prescription. Common fungal infections include athlete's foot, jock itch, yeast infection, and ringworm.

Types of Anti Fungal Drugs
  • Systemic antifungal drugs: These medicnes are taken by mouth or by injection.
  • Topical antifungal drugs: They are applied to the skin to treat skin infections.
Purpose of Anti Fungal Drugs

Anti-Fungal Drugs are used to treat infections in various parts of the body that are caused by a fungus. A fungus is a one-celled form of life. A fungus survives by invading and living off other living things. Fungi mostly live in moist, dark places, including some parts of the body.

The areas in which fungal infections are formed are in the armpits, mouth, groin, and genital areas, including scalp, neck, trunk, and other parts of the body. Topical antifungaldrugs help in relieving the infection and also the associated problems like itching, burning, and cracked skin. However, for internal fungal infection, systematic antifungal drugs are required. They are used to treat a type of fungal infection called candidiasis which can occur in the throat or in the vagina. Can also be used to treat fungal infections such as histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and aspergillosis, which can affect the lungs and other organs.

Anti fungal drugs are available in the form of tablets, capsules, liquid, and injectable forms, creams, ointments, sprays and powders.

Popular Anti Fungal Drugs
  • Fluconazole
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Miconazole
  • Miconazole
  • Ciclopirox
  • Clotrimazole
  • Econazole
  • Nystatin
  • Oxiconazole
  • Terconazole
  • Tolnaftate
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