Which medications in the drug class Antifungals are used in the treatment of Erythrasma?

Updated: Jun 11, 2020
  • Author: Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Antifungals

Antibacterial and/or antifungal agents are used to eradicate C minutissimum and possible concomitant infection.

Miconazole topical (Femazole, Lotrimin, Monistat)

Miconazole damages the fungal cell wall membrane by inhibiting the biosynthesis of ergosterol. Membrane permeability is increased, causing nutrients to leak out and resulting in fungal cell death. Lotion is preferred in intertriginous areas. If cream is used, apply sparingly to avoid maceration effects. Use 2% cream.


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