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How do I Choose the Best Fungal Infection Cures?

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  • Written By: Erin J. Hill
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 05 August 2019
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You should consult with a doctor before choosing the best fungal infection cures. The exact type you will require will depend on the area in which the infection is, the type of fungus causing it, and how widespread it has become. Common fungal infection cures include anti-fungal medications and ointments. You should also take action to ensure that infections do not reoccur.

The most common types of fungal infection cures are medications. These can be bought over the counter in ointment form or prescribed by a doctor in either topical or oral forms. Testing is generally not needed to determine the exact type of infection, although some fungal infections appear similar to certain bacterial or viral infections, so tests may be completed to ensure that infection is being caused by fungi rather than another source. An anti-fungal medication may be given either orally or in ointment form, depending on the area of the infection.

There are also some natural remedies which may make good fungal infection cures. Garlic and probiotics, for instance, both have strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which can stave off or heal an infection. Before attempting a natural remedy, you should ensure that your infection is caused by a fungus, because bacteria or viral infections may require another treatment.

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Once you have tried various fungal infection cures, you should continue following certain guidelines to avoid reinfection. Fungus can be killed on hard surfaces with bleach or another cleaner, and all towels and other clothing or bedding should be washed thoroughly in hot water and dried on the highest setting safe for the fabric. You should also avoid public showers and other areas are known for harboring fungi and other pathogens.

If you have tried various fungal infection cures and are still experiencing symptoms, you may have a bacterial infection. Fungal infections can cause itching, redness, and inflammation in the infected area. Fungi thrive in moist areas and are most likely to infect the feet, genital region, and sometimes in creases like the armpits and inner arm. To avoid this, dry yourself thoroughly and wear flip flops when showering in a public venue. Most fungi will respond to medication, but sometimes various fungal infection cures will have to be tried.

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