In most cases, skin mycosis is easily treated with anti-fungal creams prescribed by a dermatologist to help eliminate fungus and relieve skin irritation by improving symptoms such as scaling and itching.
However, in some cases, when the lesions are extensive or when they affect the scalp, for example, oral antifungal treatment may be necessary.
1. Ointments, creams and solutions
Some of the ointments and creams used for the treatment of skin mycosis are:
- Clotrimazole (Lotrimin);
- Terbinafine (Lamisil);
- Amorolfine (Loceryl cream);
- Ciclopirox olamine (Loprox cream);
- Miconazole (Monistat).
These creams, ointments and solutions should always be used as guided by your doctor, but should generally be applied 1 to 2 times a day for the period of time determined by your doctor.
Symptoms may disappear after 1 or 2 weeks, but treatment must be continued until the end to prevent recurrence of the infection.
Although creams are the main form of treatment for tinea skin mycosis, when the affected area is very large, when it reaches the scalp or when the person has a problem that affects their immune system, for example, it may be necessary to use antifungal pill as well to treat the infection.
In these cases a dermatologist may only recommend the use of tablets, such as:
- Fluconazole (Diflucan);
- Itraconazole (Sporanox);
- Terbinafine (Lamisil).
The dosage depends on the affected region and the extent of the lesions and should be determined by the physician.
Natural remedy for tinea skin mycosis
A good way to complete medical treatment and speed recovery is to use home remedies, such as garlic water, that have potent antifungal properties that can help to eliminate fungi more quickly.
- 2 cloves of garlic;
- 1 liter of water.
Crush the garlic cloves and put in a jar with water. Then let the mixture rest for 6 hours and strain it. Lastly, use the water to wash the affected area at least 2 times a day until the symptoms disappear.
The use of this or any other natural remedy should not replace the remedies indicated by your doctor, being only a way to relieve the symptoms more quickly.