Antifungals are medications that are used to treat fungal infections that commonly affect the skin, hair and nails. At Dermatology & Skin Health, we use antifungals to treat athlete’s foot, ringworm and mycosis fungoides. We can also provide prescriptions so that you can continue to take the medication from home. If you have a serious fungal infection that develops inside your body tissues, you may need be treated in the hospital.
Antifungal medications that are available for use include topical, oral, intravenous and intravaginal. Topical antifungals include creams, gels, ointments and sprays that are directly applied to the skin, nails or hair. Oral antifungals come in the form of a capsule, tablet or liquid medicine. An intravenous antifungal is injected into a vein in your arm, usually at a hospital. An intravaginal antifungal is a small, soft tablet that is inserted into the vagina.
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Antifungals work by either killing the fungal cells or by preventing the fungal cells from growing and reproducing.* Fungal cells are killed by affecting a substance in the cell walls, causing the contents of the fungal cells to leak out and die.*
While side effects are usually mild and only last for a short period of time, they can include:
More severe reactions include peeling or blistering skin, loss of appetite, vomiting, dark urine or pale feces, fatigue and/or allergic reactions.
If you are suffering from athlete’s foot, ringworm or mycosis fungoides or think you may be suffering from these fungal infections, schedule an appointment at Dermatology & Skin Health. We provide dermatology services and medications to the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and the North Shore of Massachusetts. Fill out our consultation request form or call us at (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington), (978) 525-0100 (Peabody), (603) 965-3551 (Londonderry), (603) 742-5556 (Bedford) to get started.
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