Fungal Infection – A Common Threat

Fungal infection is in the news nowadays. That’s because scientists have found that, worldwide, nearly one million people die from the complications of fungal infection. Fungal infections kill innumerable people than malaria or breast cancer. This topic has made recent headlines because a new strain of fungi – Candida Auris – has affected many people in one of the hospitals in England.

There are around five million strains of fungi, out of which Candida, Aspergillosis and Cryptococcus are common causes of death in people. Aspergillosis infection is often seen in people with advanced HIV/AIDS and pulmonary disease. Candia is the commonest fungal infection that causes oral and vaginal thrush. Candia Albicans infection is easily treatable; however, it can also be life threatening. People with weak immune system, diabetes, undergoing treatment with antibiotics and chemotherapy are vulnerable to fungal infections.

Common Infections

  • Fungal scalp infection (Ringworm)
  • Fugal groin infection (Tinea Cruris)
  • Fungal nail infection (Tinea unguium)
  • Athlete’s foot (Tinea pedis)

Fungal Infection Treatment

Antifungal medicine is a drug of choice to treat various types of fungal infections. They work by killing the fungal cells, affecting the substance present in the cell walls, leaking out fungal cells to die, or by preventing the growth and reproduction. The types of antifungal medicines include –

  • Oral antifungals
  • Topical antifungals
  • Intravenous antifungals
  • Intravaginal antifungal pessaries

Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Econazole, Fluconazole, Terbinafine, and Ketoconazole are common antifungals used for treating fungal infections. Your doctor may prescribe a single medicine or a combination of these medications in order to treat the symptoms.

Your GP will advise you antifungal medicine with appropriate dosage and directions. Follow every direction to use the medicine safely and effectively. Do not increase the prescribed dose, as overdose increases the risk of side effects.

At PharmacyOutlet, you can acquire effective antifungal medicines used for the treating thrush, fungal nail treatment, athlete’s foot, etc.


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