Antifungal medicines are used to treat fungal infections, which most commonly affect your skin, hair and nails.You can get some antifungal medicines over the counter from your pharmacy, but you may need a prescription from your GP for other types.
Infections antifungals can treat
Fungal infections commonly treated with antifungals include:
Less commonly, there are also more serious fungal infections that develop deep inside the body tissues, which may need to be treated in hospital.
You’re more at risk of getting one of these more serious fungal infections if you have a weakened immune system – for example, if you’re taking medicines to suppress your immunity.