How do medications treat fungal infections?

Medications help to treat fungal infections by attacking and killing the fungus that is causing the infection. For superficial fungal infections doctors usually prescribe a cream and, in rare cases, an oral medication. For deep tissue or systemic fungal infections, doctors will usually prescribe an oral medications or, in severe cases, medications administered through an IV.

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Fungal Infections

Fungal Infections

Skin fungal infections thrive in warm, moist areas of the body, such as in the armpits or groin. It's also possible to get fungal infections on or around the mouth or nails. Athlete's foot, yeast infections, jock itch, ringworm an...

d some skin rashes are the result of certain types of fungi that can build up on the skin and mucus membranes to cause fungal infections. A fungal infection of the skin can create a great deal of discomfort, appearing as a red, intensely itchy, inflamed rash.
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