Cure skin Fungus infection

Combating Fungal Skin Infections

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Yvette C. Terrie,BSPharm,RPh

Pharmacists can recommend products to relieve the itching,cracking and burning of fungal skin infections.

Dermatomycoses,also referred to as fungal skin infections,are commonly occurring cutaneous disorders.1, 2 These types of infections are typically superficial and can involve the hair,nails,and skin.1, 2

The most prevalent fungal skin infection in humans is tinea pedis,commonly known as athlete’s foot.1 Onychomycosis,or tinea unguium,which affects the nails,may occur in conjunction with tinea pedis.1, 2 The other 3 most commonly occurring fungal skin infections are tinea corporis (ringworm of the body) and tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp),which are most prevalent among prepubescent patients,and tinea cruris (jock itch),which is most prevalent among adult men.1, 2

The symptoms of these infections vary in severity. Self-treatment of onychomycosis with topical nonprescription antifungals is not approved by the FDA; instead,prescription systemic agents or surgical removal of the affected area is recommended as treatment for this typeof infection.1, 2 Tinea capitis also cannot be managed with topical nonprescription antifungals.1 Some fungal skin infections are amenable to self-treatment with topical nonprescription antifungals,however.

OTC Topical Antifungals

The goals of treating antifungal skin infections are to provide the patient with symptomatic relief,successfully eliminate infection,and prevent recurring infections.1 There are several products available to effectively self-treat tinea pedis,tinea corporis,and tinea cruris.1 These products relieve the itching,burning,skin cracking,and scaling that are often caused by fungal skin infections.

OTC topical antifungal agents,including butenafine hydrochloride,clotrimazole,miconazole nitrate,terbinafine hydrochloride,and tolnaftate,are considered safe and effective for use in the treatment of mild-to-moderate fungal skin infections.1 These agents are available as ointments,solutions,lotions,creams,powders,and aerosols. There are also various topical nonprescription products available to decrease nail discoloration and smooth out thick or rough nails during prescription therapy for onychomycosis.1

Patients should discuss the use of fungal nail treatment products with their primary health care provider. According to the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs,creams and solutions are considered the most effective and efficient dosage forms for delivering medication to the epidermis; sprays and powders are considered less effective because they are often not rubbed into the skin.1 However,sprays and powders are considered useful in conjunction with creams and solutions or as preventive agents for new or recurring infections.1


Dear fungal infection

2008-05-06 10:27:33 by NPChuck_SFDPH

Yeast/fungus is common on the genital skin and in areas that are more warm and dark and moist-such as under your foreskin-its easier for it to get overgrown and cause symptoms. keeping the area clean and dry can help. If you play sports or are a cyclist make sure to change out of sweaty clothes sooner rather than later. And using a small amount of cream once daily after oyur shower could help prevent infections from coming back.

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    I took my bunny to a vet for fungus infection.The vet took my bunny's hair sample and told me it would just take a week to see the result.However,they never call me back, and it has been 3 weeks.I called them once,but th …ungus infection was fixed after i applied neosporin on his head,I am still upset about their attitude.My friend told me i should ask them for refund since they owe me explanations and a result,but still charged me a lot.

    • Yes, I would ask for a refund through a certified registered letter, maybe even have your family attorney give them a call, due to failure to perform. Sometimes just a call from an attorney is the key. I would document e …t to play hard ball. Beat them at their own game. Or you could call the Attorney general in your state and they will take a complaint and forward it to the clinic. Sometimes they will intervene and make the call for you.

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    I need a cure one that can help in like a month or a couple of weeks.


    • Toenail fungus also known as onychomycosis is caused by a group of fungus called dermatophytes. These fungus are harmful because as they grow they feed on the keratin that makes up the surface of the toe nail. The two fi …gurt and kefir are good sources of probiotics. Reduce intake of refined carbs like sugar, dairy products and vinegar. Olive leaf extract is an excellent internal anti-fungal agent.

      Hope this helps!

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