Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Antifungal, allylamine -one of the first antifungals of the allylamine class, discovered in 1974. It was approved for systemic use in the UK in 1991, and for topical use in the USA in 1992. Terbinafine is an antifungal effective against Dermatophytes, Aspergillus sp., and Candida and Pityrosporum yeasts. Terbinafine is only fungistatic against...
Ketoconazole is an azole medication used to treat a broad spectrum of fungi It was originally developed in the late 1970's in the oral form and granted FDA acceptance in 1981. Shortly after the topical formulations were undergoing trials and proven effective. The 2% cream and 1% shampoo are now...
Azole: a broad spectrum antifungal developed in 1967. It was one of the first azoles to be developed. Formulations are now generic in a number of countries. It is effective against Candida albicans and the dermatophytes. Its action is fungistatic or fungicidal, depending upon the concentration used. This azole drug is available in a...
Athletes foot General advice as posted in the Prevention section Topical antifungal creams once or twice a day for 2-4 weeks. Continue for at least 2 weeks after clearing and intermittently thereafter. Anti-sweating treatment may be of value to those who sweat a great deal (e.g., Drysol® ) Topical corticosteroid should...
Have your doctor confirm the clinical diagnosis by having a KOH examination of skin scrapings and fungal culture. Skin biopsy can also confirm fungal infection Select appropriate medication from: - Topical creams ie/ Loprox® - Nail lacquer: ie/ Penlac® - Systemic drugs ie/ Lamisil®

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