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What is antifungal medication and the side effects of this medication?

An antifungal medication is known as a pharmaceutical fungicide that may be used in order to treat athletes’ foot, ringworm, thrush, serious systemic infections and many others. The medications may be obtained with a prescription from a medical practitioner or even purchased over the counter. Some of the side effects of antifungal medications may include liver damage, affecting estrogen levels and even a possibly of an allergic reaction. Antifungal medication may cause many questions regarding the dosages, side effects and even what antifungal medications are prescribed for. For more information pertaining to antifungal medications, individuals may read below to find commonly asked questions answered by Experts.

What can help relieve itching after using antifungal medication?

The antifungal medication may help fight off the fungus, however there may be no immediate relief from the itching. The itching may be relieved once the fungus has been eradicated. Monistat or any other antifungal medication may help in regards to clearing up the infection. However, the antifungal medication may not help actually to relieve the itching.

What can be used to rid ringworm?

In some cases an antifungal medication may be used in order to rid ringworm. In the case the ringworm is very severe, a prescription from a medical practitioner may be needed. However, if the ringworm is causing severe itching, a topical steroid may be used along with the antifungal medications. Also, an over the counter antifungal medication such as Lotrimin or Monistat may be used. However, if there is no noticeable change in a couple days, an exam from a medical professional may be needed for a prescription.

What are the ways to treat athlete’s foot located in the toe nail?

In some situations the nail may need to be removed in the case the fungus has spread deeper into the nail bed. Also, an oral antifungal medication and topical medication may be needed in order to clear up the fungus. Acetaminophen may help with any sort of pain or swelling. There are also two tests that may be able to help diagnosis a fungal nail infection such as the KOH test and a fungal culture. However, some solutions such as soaking the feet in a foot bath with one part vinegar and two parts water for around fifteen minutes may be some help. Also, an exam from a medical practitioner may be needed for the proper medication and treatment.

What could be the cause of a thick white vaginal discharge?

When an individual is experiencing thick white vaginal discharge this may be due to a yeast infection. In some cases an oral antifungal medication such as Fluconazole or Itraconazole may help in the process of clearing up the infection. Also, a prescription from a doctor may be needed for the antifungal medication that may help speed up the healing process. The oral medication may however provide some sort of relief within a few days.

What is an antifungal medication treatment for thrush?

There may be a few simple treatments available through a prescription for antifungal medication. The first one may include swishing and spitting Nystatin. If the Nystatin does not help an oral antifungal medication may be needed such as Clotrimazole. An exam from a medical professional may be needed if there is no improvement for the proper antifungal medication and treatment.

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