Often we see ads on television about antifungal medications or antifungal. Actually what is meant by antifungal? Antifungal compounds used for the treatment of infectious diseases caused by this fungus fungal. This infections because often associated with immune system. When good endurance, a small possibility of infection, and vice versa. There are 2 kinds of infections of systemic fungal infections and fungal infections compared with local. Some information of antifungal said that this is antibiotics, but that is not true, the antibiotic used for infections caused by bacteria, while antifungal for infections caused by fungi.
Systemic fungal infection is a fungal infection caused by spores of a inhaled fungal. Which include systemic fungal infections is aspergilosis, blastomikosis, koksidiomikosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, mukormikosis, parakoksidiomikosis, and sporotrikosis. While local fungal infection is a fungal infection of the skin that is transmitted from person to person. Which includes local fungal infections is dermatofitosis, candidiasis, and pityriasis versicolor.
Fungal infections is often found nonsistemik infection the dermatifitosis. Dermatofitosis be above the counter drugs, mean drugs that can be purchased without a prescription. Often there is a combination of fungal with corticosteroid drugs. It is important to note that the use of a combination of antifungal drugs and topical corticosteroids should be used only for short periods of infection with a clear sign of inflammation. When the inflammation has subsided and itching had subsided, the treatment is continued with only antifungal preparations. Because corticosteroid use on the skin can cause swelling. Consult these antifungal drugs on the pharmacist or pharmacists at the pharmacy.