What is an antifungal cream?
Antifungal medicines are a group of medicines used to treat fungal infections. Antifungal medicines come in different forms such as cream, gel, ointment, spray, capsule, tablet, suspension, injection, etc. Some antifungal medicines also come as a pessary – a small and soft tablet inserted into the vagina to treat an infection.
Antifungal creams are used for topical treatment of fungal infections, which means they are applied on body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes instead of been swallowed.
What kind of infections can you treat with antifungal creams?
Antifungal creams are made for topical applications only and are used to treat the following types of fungal infections: tinea versicolor, jock itch (tinea cruris), athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), ringworm (tinea corporis), nail fungus, fungal skin rash, etc.
Do antifungal creams bleach the skin?
Some people often mix antifungal creams into their bleaching creams or lotions hoping that would make them more effective. Antifungal creams are made only for treating fungal infections of the skin or mucous membranes and should never be used to bleach skin. Doing this might cause adverse reactions or ugly side effects. Most antifungal creams are sold over the counter without the need for a doctor’s prescription, but you should still talk to your healthcare professional if confused about the right medication to use for your condition. If you are looking for safe and effective bleaching creams to use in Nigeria, visit our previous post on the topic.
Here are 10 of the best antifungal creams to use in Nigeria:
1. Visita Plus
4. Nizoral Cream
5. Tydineal Cream
6. Funbact A
7. Canesten Cream
8. Lamisil Cream
9. Mycoten Cream
10. Epiderm Cream
The above listed antifungal creams are readily available in Nigeria and can be found in most reputable drug stores in Nigeria. Be sure to always get your medicines from licensed pharmacy stores and not roadside drug vendors.
The list contains only brand names. Each product may contain different active ingredients which will affect the way they work.