Jump to content. Top of the page Decision Point. You may want to have a say in this decision, or you may simply want to follow your doctor's recommendation. Either way, this information will help you understand what your choices are so that you can talk to your doctor about them. A fungal nail infection occurs when a fungus attacks a fingernail, a toenail, or the skin under the nail, called the nail bed. Fungi plural of fungus can attack your nails through small cuts in the skin around your nail or through the opening between your nail and nail bed.
What Are Antifungal Drugs?
Oral antifungal drugs | DermNet NZ
Fungi can be found throughout the world in all kinds of environments. However, some species can infect humans and cause illness. Antifungal drugs are medications that are used to treat fungal infections. While most fungal infections affect areas such as the skin and nails, some can lead to more serious and potentially life threatening conditions like meningitis or pneumonia.
Oral Antifungal Drugs
DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. Oral antifungal drugs currently in use include itraconazole, fluconazole, ketoconazole and terbinafine. They are reserved for extensive or severe infection for which topical antifungal agents are inappropriate or ineffective, because of high cost, potential side effects and drug interactions.
Fungal infections are caused by fungi that commonly exist in the environment. Infections are usually at superficial layer and often involve the nails, hair and skin. The symptoms of fungal infection depend on the type of infection and location within the body.