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Encyclopedia > Antifungal

Something antifungal kills or inhibits the growth of fungus. A variety of household products, such as vinegar, tea tree oil, and tea have natural topical antifungal properties. There are many types of over the counter and prescription antifungal drugs as well.




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We Know: Antifungals & How They Work (261 words)
An antifungal is a medication that inhibits the growth of fungus, kills it or prevents it from forming.
Topical: These antifungal medications are typically in cream form and are applied directly to the affected area.
Such antifungals are commonly used to treat nail fungal infections and similar ailments.
Antifungal drug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (334 words)
An antifungal drug is medication used to treat fungal infections such as athlete's foot, ringworm and candidiasis (thrush), as well as serious systemic infections like cryptococcal meningitis.
Antifungals work by exploiting differences between mammalian and fungal cells to kill off the fungal organism without significantly harming the host.
Antifungal drugs are often found in dandruff shampoos.
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