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What are the treatment options for fungal infections?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Since many fungal infections are caused by commonplace fungi, it is difficult to both treat a fungal infection and prevent it from coming back. Superficial fungal infections are most commonly treated with a cream, but may require some sort of pill. Deep tissue or systemic fungal infections require oral medications. In extreme cases, your doctor may administer medication through an IV for faster treatment and recovery.

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