Please list 3 treatments for a fungal infection.

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Treatments would depend on the type of fungal infection. Listed below are the common treatments for 3 specific types of fungus.

Athlete’s Foot. Athlete's Foot is generally treated with Tolnaftate.  It generally takes a bit of time to totally eradicate Athlete's Foot, and preventive action is best!

Tinea Versicolor. Shampoo such as Selsun Blue is used to treat tinea versicolor. This fungus typically affects large areas of the body, so it is more economical and simpler to use the antifungal shampoo rather than antifungal cream. Use of the shampoo as a body wash weekly will prevent this fungal infection from recurring.

Candidiasis, Ringworm, and Jock Itch. Using miconazole or clotrimazole for a couple of weeks as directed on the packaging will effectively treat these types of fungal infections.  These treatments come in cream, lotion, or spray.

With all of these, it is important to keep the infected area clean and dry.  Wear "breathable" clothing, don't share towels or clothes, wear thong style shoes in public showers, and wipe down vinyl surfaces on exercise equipment.  The use of anti-fungal powder is also helpful.

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