Definition of Antifungal:

An agent that kills or inhibits fungi, or a compound that inhibits either a dermatomycosis like ringworm or athlete's foot, or one that inhibits Candida albicans either externally as a douche or internally as a systemic antifungal.  Examples: Nystatin, griseofulvin, Tabebuia.

Also: Antifungals

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Athletes Foot

...the condition
“...Antifungal drugs may be used to fight the infection...”
...recommendation Vinegar
“...Apple cider vinegar has antifungal properties...”
...recommendation Ginger Root
“Ginger is a strong antifungal.  Boil a cup of water, add one ounce of chopped fresh ginger, and simmer for twenty minutes...”
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Bacterial Dysbiosis

...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“Citrus seed extract may be a desirable first line of treatment because of its broad spectrum of antibacterial, antifungal and antiprotozoan benefits...”

Boric Acid a treatment
“...Boric acid is a weak acid derived from minerals that has mild antiseptic and antifungal properties...”

Chinese Skullcap a treatment
“...It also appears to have antiepileptic, anti-insomnia, anti-histamine, antioxidant, antianxiety, antifungal, antiviral, and anticancer properties, but more research is needed...”


...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“...One advantage in the use of grapefruit seed extract over conventional antibiotics lies in its antifungal activity.  This agent adds a second therapeutic dimension and eliminates the possibility of secondary candidosis...”


...the condition
“...Treatment is directed at the cause and may include: antibiotics, antiviral, or antifungal medications for infections; medications to treat underlying conditions, such as GERD or diabetes; maintaining a healthy lifestyle; surgery to repair the esophagus...”


...the condition
“...Antibiotics, antifungal medications, or other antimicrobials may be prescribed if the cause of glossitis is an infection...”


...the condition
“...Antifungal medications are used to treat severe cases of acute histoplasmosis and all cases of chronic and disseminated disease...”

Honey a treatment
“...An antifungal action has also been observed for some yeasts and species of Aspergillus and Penicillium, as well as all the common dermatophytes...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...recommendation Neem
“...It is also an antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial herb.”

Lactoferrin a treatment
“...It also appears to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities...”

Lavender Oil a treatment
“...It has been found to possess highly potent wide-spectrum antifungal activity.  It is highly effective against a range of fungal skin infections (such as candidiasis) – including some that are resistant to antifungal drugs...”


...the condition
“...Analgesics, antibiotics or antifungal medications are also used as required...”
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Oil of Oregano a treatment
“...Some of these volatile oils have been shown to have strong antifungal and anthelmintic ("anti-worming") activities...”

Onion a treatment
“...Among the more well known medicinal uses of onion are antihypercholesterolemia (lowering high cholesterol), hypoglycemic (lowering blood sugar) and as an antifungal.  Other activities associated with onions are lowering blood pressure (via decreased platelet aggregation), general antibiotic activity and various conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.”

Pau D'Arco / Taheebo a treatment
“...Extracts of Pau D'arco are used in antifungal, antimicrobial and general immune enhancing products...”


...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...Fungal pneumonias are treated with specific antifungal drugs.”

Propolis a treatment
“...Because of its antibacterial and antifungal qualities it is a frequent ingredient in salves, lozenges, chewing gum and toothpastes...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Candidiasis is treated with antifungal drugs.  Various viruses and bacteria can also cause infections; they're treated with the appropriate antiviral or antibiotic medicines...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...If candida or a bacterial overgrowth is present, further recovery in ulcerative colitis can be achieved by correcting the imbalance through antimicrobial or antifungal agents.  Ulcerative colitis may also cause secondary problems outside of the colon such as arthritis, inflammation of the eye (posterior uveitis), liver disease (fatty liver, hepatitis...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...Women who have chronic or recurring vulvovaginal candidiasis may need to be treated for extended periods of time and oral antifungal drugs may be suggested...”
...recommendation Boric Acid
“...[Antifungal agents vs...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Antifungal therapy for coccidioidomycosis often is less certain than for other fungal diseases...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...recommendation Probiotics
“The use of probiotics to help keep candidal overgrowth from occurring is a common part of many antifungal programs.”
...recommendation Garlic
“Liberal consumption of garlic, ginger, cinnamon and other aromatic herbs can have significant antifungal activity.”
...recommendation Boric Acid
“...Numerous studies prove its superior effectiveness compared to topical and oral antifungal drugs, including drug-resistant cases.”
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