Medicines for Tiña Corporis: ointments, creams and tablets
The medicines for tiña, such as ketoconazole, fluconazole or clotrimazole, have antifungal properties that help to eliminate the fungi that cause the disease, relieving the symptoms of comezón, reddening, peeling of the skin, brittle or thick nails. In addition, they can be used in ointments, tablets, shampoo or nail polish.
Tiña is a type of contagious mycosis caused by fungi present in the skin, which can affect any part of the body such as feet, English, armpits, skin, scalp or nails, for example, leading to the appearance of red spots on the skin that descaman and can cause comezón or loosening of the nail. See how to identify the symptoms of la tiña.
In most cases, it is easily treated with the application of antifungal ointments on the skin, prescribed by a dermatologist. However, in some cases, when the lesions are extensive or when the hair or nails are present, for example, it may be necessary to use oral antifungal drugs prescribed by the doctor.
Medicines for la tiña
The pharmacological treatment for the tiña indicated by the doctor includes:
1. Ointments, creams and solutions
The ointments, creams or solutions for the tiña pose an antifungal action that helps to eliminate the fungus, relieving the comezón, reddening or scaling of the skin and can be used for the tiña in los pies, English, armpits, trunk or buttocks, for example.
These medications must be applied to the affected area of the skin, for at least 2 cm, but beyond the edges of the infection, and after the application it is important to make sure that the skin absorbs the entire product before dressing or putting on shoes.
Some of the ointments, creams or solutions used for the treatment of the child are:
- Clotrimazole 1% cream, solution or lotion (Canesten or Lotrimin);
- Terbinafine 1% cream or solution (Lamisil or Xylatril);
- Amorolfine 2.5% cream (Loceryl);
- Ciclopirox olamine 1% cream or lotion (Loprox);
- Ketoconazole cream 2% (Tiniazole);
- Miconazole 2% cream, spray, lotion or octopus (Lotrimin).
These creams, ointments or solutions must always be used according to the doctor’s instructions, but generally they must be applied 1 to 2 times a day, for at least 2 weeks or for a period of time determined by the doctor.
It is important to follow the treatment until the end, until the symptoms improve in 1 to 2 weeks, to avoid the resurgence of the infection.
As the ointments are the main form of treatment of the tiña, when the affected area is very big, it affects the hairy skin or the person has a problem that affects the immune system, for example, it may be necessary to use antifungal pills as well, to treat the infection.
In these cases, the dermatologist may recommend only the use of pills, such as:
- Fluconazole 150 mg capsules (Lanfluzol, Diflucan);
- Itraconazole 100 mg capsules (Itramax, Solmavin);
- Terbinafine 250 mg tablets or capsules (Lamisil or Xylatril).
The dosage depends on the affected area and the extent of the lesions, which must be determined by the doctor.
In cases of hair or beard hair, the dermatologist may also indicate the use of antifungal shampoos for hair hygiene, which contain ketoconazole.
The shampoo helps to quickly relieve the symptoms of skin rashes, without embargo, without completely preventing the development of the fungi. For this reason, it is always recommended to use shampoos together with the oral antifungal drugs prescribed by the dermatologist.
4. Nail polish
The nail polish can be indicated by the dermatologist for the treatment of nail on the nails, also called onychomycosis or nail care, which has antifungal properties, being used to complement the treatment with pills, for example.
Some examples of antifungal nail polishes for fingernails:
- Amorolfine 50 mg/ml (Loceryl);
- Ciclopirox 80 mg/mL (Funamix or Loprox).
The nail polish must be applied on the affected nail of the hands or the pies, once a week, and the duration of the treatment depends on the severity, location and speed of growth of the nail, which can be from around 6 months to las uñas de las manos and from 9 to 12 months for las uñas de los pies.
A good way to complement the medical treatment and speed up the recovery is to use home remedies, such as tomillo and romero infusion, which have antifungal properties that help to eliminate fungi quickly.
The use of these or any other natural remedies does not replace the treatment indicated by the doctor, being only a way of relieving the symptoms more quickly.
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