Antifungal medicines 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, more serious fungal infections develop deep inside the body tissues, which may need to be treated in a 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.