Fungal Infections

Fungal infections are typically treated with antifungal drugs, usually with antifungal drugs that are applied directly to the affected area (called topical drugs). Topical drugs may include creams, gels, lotions, solutions, or shampoos. Antifungal drugs may also be taken by mouth.

In addition to drugs, people may use measures to keep the affected areas dry, such as applying powders or wearing open-toed shoes.

Corticosteroids can help relieve inflammation and itching caused by some infections, but these should be used only when prescribed by a doctor.