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Treatment for Fungal Infections

Many Types of Fungi Normally Inhabit Our Skin and Body All the Time

Most of the time these fungi don’t cause any problems, but sometimes a fungus will change and cause an infection.

Fungal infections can occur externally on the skin, under nails, and in the scalp. Examples are Tinea Versicolor, Tinea Corporis (ringworm), Tinea Pedis (athlete’s foot), and onychomycosis (nail fungus). Fungi and yeasts can also cause internal infections in the mouth, vagina, GI tract, and lungs.

Treatment of Fungal Infections Usually Requires a Long-term Commitment from the Patient

Not only does therapy often take an extended time, it can be costly and not well tolerated.

MYERS Medical Compounding Pharmacists Can Provide Alternative Solutions

When commercially available medications or dosage forms are not appropriate or ineffective, our compounding techniques may be the right solution to custom-formulate a treatment that meets your needs, using these ingredients:

Itraconazol & Fluconazole are anti-fungal drugs in the same class as ketoconazole and miconazole. They prevent growth of several types of fungi by preventing the fungi from producing the membranes that surround the fungal cells. They are active against fungal infections such as aspergillosis, blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, and candidiasis, as well as fungal infections localized to the toenails and fingernails (onychomycosis).

Thymol -- also known as IPMP -- is a natural ingredient, found in oil of thyme, and extracted as a white crystalline substance of a pleasant aromatic odor and strong antiseptic properties.

If you have a question about this condition or any of the medications available to treat it, please feel free to use the "Email Us" button at the top of the page, or call us.