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Antifungal (Topical)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antifungal Topical Mycoban, Daktarin, Canestan, Loceryl, Lamisil, Candazole Adult, Children

Antifungal (Topical) - What is it for

​Topical antifungals are used to treat fungal skin and nail infections. These medications work by preventing the fungal cells from growing. They may contain ingredients such as Miconazole, Clotrimazole, Ketoconazole, Terbinafine, Econazole and Amorolfine. They may come in many different brands and dosage forms such as cream, gel, lotion, powders, nail lacquers, solutions and spray.


Some products may also include hydrocortisone, a steroid, in combination with the antifungal to reduce the swelling and itch caused by the fungal infection.

Antifungal (Topical) - Additional Information

​Signs that your condition may require further medical attention include:

  • Skin is blistered, broken, bleeding or raw
  • Signs of fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes
  • Fungal infection symptoms appear in the mouth or around or on the reproductive organs
  • For nail fungus, if more than half your nail is affected, or the infection reaches the half moon of the nail
  • Fungal infection symptoms do not improve 2 weeks after treatment (for fungal skin infection)
  • Fungal infection symptoms keep coming back after going away
  • Fungal infection symptoms worsen with or without treatment
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

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