Skin Fungus Prescription
Sections on this page: See the associated page “OVERVIEW OF ANTIFUNGAL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS” for a table summarizing the major points of the following discussion.
Due to the similarity of the cell membrane of fungus (ergosterol) and animals (cholesterol), there are few antifungal drugs that are safe for humans. Unfortunately, chemicals that can poke holes in a fungus can make your cells spill their guts as well. So, whereas there are dozens of prescription antibacterial drugs, the following table lists all ten antifungal drugs available for internal use. Continuing with the theme of this web site, the fungus focus of the following material is Candida.
As discussed on the Candida page, there is a distinct and important difference between a true systemic infection and an intestinal fungus overgrowth that has systemic effects. True systemic fungal infections in which a fungus is transported throughout the body by the bloodstream are extremely dangerous with a high mortality rate. Although they can occur in immune-competent people (healthy people), they most prevalently strike the immune-compromised (HIV/AIDS, cancer patients on chemotherapy, and organ transplant patients with chemically suppressed immune systems). The application of drugs for treatment of systemic fungal infections is the province of the infectious disease specialist.
The problem addressed by this web site is that, while there are such experts, there is little awareness or acknowledgment among the traditional medical community of the problem of fungus and Candida overgrowth in the intestines. The point of the following discussion is to help Candida victims understand their treatment options.
Clinical experience with AIDS patients demonstrates that, in general, improvement of unfavorable immune factors constitutes the major issue in the successful outcome of Candida infections.
THE AZOLES: THE TRIAZOLES AND THE IMIDAZOLES
The triazoles (fluconazole - Diflucan, voriconazole - Vfend, and itraconazole - Sporanox) are generally considered to be fungistatic agents, featuring lower toxicity than amphotericin-B and ketoconazole (Nizoral - the other principal azole). Of the imidazoles, ketoconazole is fungistatic, but clotrimazole is fungicidal; miconazole is fungistatic at lower dosages and fungicidal at higher dosages. The azoles primarily function by interfering with fungal growth -- in particular with the ability to build cell walls.
Hepatotoxicity (liver) may be common to all of them, and the potential for endocrine toxicities exists, particularly at high doses. If you are going to be on azole therapy your liver function must be monitored with blood tests, usually every 5 to 6 weeks. There are indicators for liver problems, and you should watch for those in between liver tests. These include itchy skin, abdominal cramps, dark stool and/or urine, and pain at the base of your ribs on the right side. If you have ever had liver problems, you may not be able to tolerate the azoles.
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Nail fungus aka onchiomycosis can be spread2008-10-10 09:33:58 by Fungaltreater
Through causual contract with abraided skin. It is commonly seen with fake nails. Proper treatment would be a oral antifungal such as sporonox or lamsil for up to three to four months. These medications require a prescription and a liver function test prior to taking to rule out liver disease. Why, these oral medications are very toxic to the liver. Topical preparations are NOT affective.
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I am prone to tinea pedis and if I wait until I get it such would ,likely be not possible for me to get over this often after people get tinea pedis recurring infections are common since the immune system no longer attacks as much or at all tinea pedis. Terbinafine 250 mg tablets is the only antifungal that does not have something in it that I am not allergic to fungus being almost everywhere not being on an antifungal if one is prone to tinea pedis fungal infections since tinea pedis can lead to serious and deadly secondary infections
Foot odor2006-10-27 13:00:19 by WellnessEx
Foot odor can be made worse by sweating feet, but can be a combination of foot fungus and bacteria.
Soak feet twice a day in a mix of 2 cups water, 2 cups white vinegare. 1 TBSP of Povidine Iodine (wound cleanser) found at most drug stores. Make mix fresh every day.
Apply some antifungal cream twice a day.
Vinegar is a weak acid and will help kill fungus and bacteria, disolve dead and cracked skin. Povidine kills bacteria and dries the feet out.
Lysol lightly all your shoes 1x week and unlace to air out.
Drysol a prescription can dry the feet out
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On one visit I was diagnosed with a fungal skin rash, a fungal nail infection and thrush again only to have my theory of a "fungal" common thread dismissed.