What is the treatment of fungal infection in children ?
Q:What is the treatment of fungal infection in children ?
More Answers to “What is the treatment of fungal infection in children ?“Treatment for fungal infections includes systemic antifungal agents, such as amphotericin B, fluconazole, and itraconazole, and agents usually used topically, such as clotrimazole (Lotrimin) and miconazole (Monistat).Many fungal infections, or mycoses, of humans and animals affect only the outer layers of skin, and although they are sometimes difficult to cure, they are not considered dangerous. Athlete’s foot and ringworm are among the common superficial fungal infections. Fungal infections of the mucous membranes are caused primarily by Candida albicans (see candidiasis). It usually affects the mouth (see thrush) and the vaginal and anal regions.The fungi that affect the deeper layers of skin and internal organs are capable of causing serious, often fatal illness. Sporotrichosis is an infection of farmers, horticulturists, and others who come into contact with plants or mud. The disease affects the skin and lymphatic system and, in rare cases, becomes disseminated. Blastomycosis is caused by a yeastlike fungus that reproduces by budding. The North American variety, caused by Blastomycosis dermatitidis, occurs more often in men and seems to be limited to the central and E United States and Canada. Wartlike lesions appear most often on the skin, sometimes spreading to the bones and other organs. The South American variety of blastomycosis is caused by B. brasiliensis.
Tea tree oil is a natural fungicide! You can put it on your skin, but I wouldn’t ingest it
It depends on the fungus.The location of the infection, and how serious it is.Any number of “zoles” drugs like itraconazole, fluconazole, etc. Can be used. Amphotericin is the heavy hitter among antifungals. It is given intravenously (through the blood stream via a needle) for systemic fungal infections. It can have significant side effects, which is why it is usually only administered in a hospital.If your kid has a fungal infection, get thee to a doctor, as they can be very difficult to treat if left untended for any length of time.