The area between the fingers is more often affected by the fungus than the rest of the skin. This is due to the fact that there heat and moisture accumulate – the main condition for the rapid reproduction of pathogens. You can get rid of interdigital fungus with the help of inexpensive ointments and creams, which are sold in a pharmacy without a prescription. Consider the best of them.
Clotrimazole, manufactured on the basis of the same active substance, is available in several versions. In the pharmacy you can buy gel, ointment and cream with a one percent concentration of the active component. In addition to the listed forms, Clotrimazole is produced in the form of a solution, suppositories and tablets. Means for local use additionally contain various auxiliary elements, such as polysorbates, propylene glycol, macrogol, sage extract, polyethylene oxides and others.
Clotrimazole is an imidazole derivative. This substance is effective against dermatophytes, yeast and dimorphic fungi. In small concentrations, the agent has a fungistatic effect, and in high concentrations it provokes the destruction of the cell walls of the pathogen. Clotrimazole is used for skin infections, including when the fungus is immune to nystatin and other similar agents.
During ointment therapy, local side effects sometimes appear:
- tissue irritation;
- tingling sensation;
Cases of erythema, edema, and blisters have been reported.
The duration of treatment for fungus between the fingers with clotrimazole is three to four weeks. Processing is carried out up to three times a day with light massage movements.
The medicine belongs to inexpensive antimycotics. Its price is 70-90 rubles.
Lamisil is a popular antifungal agent that comes in several forms. Gel, spray and ointment are on sale. The active ingredient in them is terbinafine hydrochloride. Additionally, the preparations contain such auxiliary elements:
- isopropyl myristate;
- cetyl palmitate;
- pyrogen-free water;
- sodium hydroxide.
Inside the aluminum tube there is a homogeneous substance of white color with a mild odor. Lamisil is packaged in 15 or 30 g.
The active component of the composition has an antifungal effect against a wide range of strains, including microsporia and pathogens of the genus Candida. The substance does not affect the functioning of internal organs (does not penetrate into the bloodstream) and the effect of other medications.
Preparations from the Lamisil series are indicated for all types of infectious lesions, including onychomycosis, fungus of the scalp, infection of the feet, legs and trunk. The ointment is used to prevent infection of smooth skin and treat diaper rash, which appeared against the background of mold activity. Since the external form of the drug does not enter the bloodstream, it does not lead to systemic side effects. However, the instruction to Lamisil warns about the possibility of local negative reactions of the body to the drug:
- pain on palpation of tissues;
The fungus on the legs between the fingers is treated like this: ointment is applied to the infection site up to two times a day after steaming the feet. In order to avoid relapse, both the diseased area and adjacent tissues are treated. Therapy of dermatomycosis takes at least a week, and with damage to the interdigital zone by Candida genus fungi, the drug is used for more than 20 days. The medicine should not be used for children under 5 years old.
The price of Lamisil ointment in a pharmacy is 300-400 rubles.
Nizoral cream is made on the basis of ketoconazole. Additionally, the composition includes:
- sorbitan stearate;
- polysorbate 60 and 80;
- isopropyl myristate;
- sodium sulfite;
- cetyl and stearyl alcohols;
- propylene glycol.
Cream from a fungus of 2% concentration is available in the form of a white homogeneous substance in aluminum tubes of 15 g.
The main substance is active against yeast, dermatophytes, eumitsets and dimorphic fungi. In addition to interdigital mycosis, with the help of Nizoral cream you can treat:
- pityriasis versicolor;
- candidiasis of the skin;
- epidermophytosis of the groin, feet and hands;
- seborrheic dermatitis;
- dermatomycosis of the skin.
The drug is contraindicated in case of individual hypersensitivity. Occasionally, it provokes erythema, rash, itching, and hives.
The fungus between the toes is eliminated in 2-3 weeks. It is necessary to apply Nizoral to infected and neighboring tissues once a day. When the manifestations of the disease disappear, it is necessary to continue to process the skin for several more days. If no improvement is observed within 10 days, you need to visit a doctor and change the medication.
The cost of ointment Nizoral is 380-430 rubles.
If a person wants to be treated as cheaply as possible, then he can use inexpensive ointments with antiseptic properties. The action of such drugs is not aimed at destroying the fungus, but they disinfect the skin, contribute to its healing and recovery.
Especially useful for fungus Ichthyol ointment. It is created from ichthammol and petroleum jelly, mixed in a ratio of 1 to 9 or 2 to 8.
Ichthyol ointment is used to relieve pain and inflammation, eliminate bacteria and some types of fungi. Antimycotic effect is observed in relation to dermatophytes. To combat mold and fungi of the genus Candida, a higher concentration of the active component is required. Also, according to the instructions for use, the ointment is prescribed for eczema, abscesses and erysipelas.
The price of a drug package depends on the volume and concentration – from 20 to 140 rubles.
Reviews on the treatment of fungus
Nick, 22 years old.
On the advice of a friend, she bought Lamisil for the treatment of a fungus on her legs and was pleased. The drug works quickly, eliminates symptoms in 3-4 days, but is not able to relieve mycosis of nails. But most importantly, I removed the fungus between the fingers. He disturbed me very much.
Anna, 34 years old.
Clotrimazole is a fairly inexpensive remedy, but the course of treatment with it is too long. In addition, with a running illness, there will be no result from it. It also smells unpleasant and is absorbed for a long time.