Fungal infections are one of the general infections that can be treated quite straightforward. However, the length of fungal infections treatments depends on how severe the infection it is and what type of fungal infections you have and if you have any health issues such as immune system problem, jaundice, diabetes and more. For some people, the course of treatment can be as shorts as a few days, while for other people the course of treatment could range from 8 weeks to 10 weeks. Mostly for the people suffering from ringworm inflection of the scalp, it takes more time to get cured.
Why Antifungal creams?
Antifungal creams also known as topical antifungal creams are used to treat fungal infections of the nails, scalp, and skin. These antifungal creams can be combined and used with other creams when two actions are required. An antifungal cream is mostly combined with a mild steroid cream to treat rashes. In this combination, the antifungal cream is used to clear the infection, while mild steroid cream is used to reduces the inflammation caused by the infection. In general, you could find various forms of antifungal medicines available in the market. These medicines come in the form of sprays, creams, tablets, solutions, injections, and shampoos. Most antifungal medicines work by damaging the fungus cell wall, which leads to the total elimination of fungal cell. Antifungal creams available online include amorolfine, terbinafine, tioconazole, miconazole, ketoconazole, econazole, and clotrimazole. Antifungal creams even come in various brand names. Before using this medication, it is best to explain your doctor or healthcare provider about your medical history.
Usage of Antifungal creams
Use this antifungal creams on the skin only. Do not apply this cream to the eyes, mouth, nose, or vagina. First of all, clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated. Don’t use the creams more than the required dosage, just apply enough medication to the affected skin. Do not cover or wrap the affected area with a bandage or any cloth. After applying this cream, wash your hands thoroughly. If you apply this cream more than required, then it could lead to more side effects rather than clearing affected area faster.
Side effects caused by the Antifungal cream
Antifungal creams, liquids, and sprays are easy to use, and they generally cause no severe side-effects. However, occasionally some people can get a burning sensation, redness or little itching in the area, where the antifungal cream has been applied. It is better to stop using it if you feel more itching sensation. Some women even suffer from itching sensation around their vagina after applying the vaginal antifungal creams. The other possible side effects caused by antifungal cream include flaking, tenderness, acne, swelling, stinging and burning of the treated skin. If any of these side effects worsen or persist, it is better to stop using the cream and to immediately consult your healthcare provider or doctor, so that you can prevent it at an early stage.
A serious allergic reaction because of this cream is very rare, but it is best to have immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling, itching, rash, itching, trouble breathing and severe dizziness.