How do medications treat candidiasis?

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Topical antifungals, including clotrimazole and nystatin, are used to treat less severe cases of candidiasis by killing the underlying fungus. Some of these medications are available without a prescription. More serious or recurring candidiasis may need treatment with fluconazole, an antifungal taken orally, or regular use of clotrimazole. Amphotericin B is an antifungal injection used to treat candidiasis of the esophagus and other more serious forms. Other injectable antifungal drugs include anidulafungin and voriconazole.

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