An itchy skin disease or fungal infection is bound to freak you out and look for instant solutions to put an end to the problem. Obviously, the first place you would want to search for a medicine is the chemist’s store. However, it is always a better idea to keep your other options open, in case a particular medicine is not available easily in the market. There are a number of online chemist stores where you are sure to find a wide variety of medicines including the ones that are not available in the market. The skin problems like fungal infections, thrush, jock itch, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and sweat rash cannot be treated easily and one needs to consult a doctor thoroughly before buying a specific medicine. The fungal skin infections are primarily caused by yeasts like candida, dermatophytes such as trichophyton, including moulds and a certain types of fungi.
Some medicines help to prevent the manufacturing of ergosterol, which is an important material that strengthens the wall of the yeast cell. Without this the wall becomes leaky and results in the eradication of the yeast. Fortunately the medicines don’t harm the human cells as ergosterol is not an element of the human cell structure. On the other hand medicines belonging to the Polyene antifungal medicines help clear thrush and thin candida infections, while some others are used to clear the severe fungal problems. The medicines belonging to the class of antifungals create holes in the yeast wall and results in leakage. The problem of thrush is not only painful it is equally embarrassing. Thrush is primarily caused by the overgrowth of candida albicans. The most common symptom of thrush is vaginal discomfort and swelling, splitting of genital skin and discomfort at the time of urination. One of the effective medicines is the Canesten Cream. This medicine can be applied directly on the skin. This cream works to reduce external symptoms for vaginal thrush. However, this medicine cannot be used for internal infection and it is thus better to use this medicine with an antifungal medicine or cream such as clotrimazole pessaries.
It is always advisable to consult your doctor to find out about the right course of the medicine and the medicines that should be used in combination with this medicine. Usually an effective thrush medicine would work within 3 days to produce positive results. For dermatophyte infections, the treatment should go on for at least a month while for infections caused by candida yeast, the treatment should be continued for maximum two weeks.