Skin conditions

Fungal skin infections

(Cutaneous mycosis)

All Medications for Fungal skin infections

  • Loprox
    (ciclopirox)
    Prescription only

    Loprox (ciclopirox) is a cheap, effective treatment for fungal infections that have not penetrated past the skin, but requires daily application for weeks to months to see an improvement.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Cream
    • Gel
    • Liquid
    • Shampoo
    • Lotion
  • Nizoral
    (Ketoconazole)
    Prescription or OTC

    Nizoral (Ketoconazole) is a medication used on your skin to treat fungal infections; however, it takes several weeks for full recovery, and the directions are specific to each type of medication.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Cream, gel, or ointment
    • Foam
    • Shampoo
  • Lamisil
    (Terbinafine)
    Prescription only

    Lamisil (Terbinafine) has the highest cure rate of all antifungal medications, but you need to take it for a few weeks or months to see if it'll work for you.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Granule
    • Cream, gel, or ointment
    • Topical spray

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