A fungal infection can affect the scalp, skin, eye, mucous membranes (thrush), fingers, feet or toenails. A fungus causes the infection. Often fungi such as Candida albicans, which occurs naturally in your mouth, vagina and gastrointestinal tract, are responsible.
Only if the body’s defence mechanism fails will an infection start. Moulds can also cause the above infections such as Aspergillus, Dermatophytes and Tinea Corporis.
The infection can also be passed on from one person to another when there is contact with an infected individual.
Animal – to – human transmission is also common as pets can pass on the infection when being groomed or simply by petting the animal.
For the best results make sure you start fungal treatment without delay.
How do the treatments work?
Topical antifungal creams such as Canesten Gyno are applied to the lesion twice a day for at least 3 weeks to insure the fungus has been completely eradicated. If there are several lesions present then an oral antifungal medication can be used such as Itraconazol. The cream Lamisil is an anti-fungal medicine used to treat infections caused by fungi. Lamisil is not a prescription medication and can be purchased online without completing a consultation.
Oral medications such as Diflucan are taken once a day for one week to three months depending on the severity of the infection. In most cases Itraconazol is 100% effective in treating ringworm. Canesten gyno is also available as a pessary to treat vaginal thrush in a single dose treatment. Nystan is used to treat oral thrush, throat, intestines and preventing oral thrush in new born babies delivered to women suffering from vaginal thrush. Nail infections are very difficult to treat and in some cases will take up to 3 months to cure.
What is a fungal infection?
Fungal infections can spread through the body and should ideally be treated according to the kind of infecting organism. A fungus is not a plant or animal, it’s a mushroom, mould or mildew. Fungi can live in air, in soil, on plants and in water. Some fungi live in the human body but only some types of fungi are dangerous.
Fungal infections tend to begin in the lungs or on the skin. Tiny spores can reproduce in the air, they are so small (microscopic) that they are not visible to the eye. When you inhale the spores or they land on you they may cause a fungal infection. This is usually only possible if you have a weakened immune system or are currently taking medication such as antibiotic.
How can treatments for fungal infections be purchased online?
You can buy anti-fungal treatments online, safely and securely. You will be asked to complete a free online consultation form, which will include relevant medical details. Our specialists can then make sure this is the right medication for you and your prescription will be sent to our pharmacy for next day delivery to your door. There are also over-the-counter products available without filling in a consultation form.