There are a variety of prescription and OTC topical medications used for fungal infections. Discuss antifungal medications (one topical and one systemic) and include the following:
1. What is the ACTIVE ingredient(s) for each?
2. Any drug interactions with the topical versus systemic antifungals?
3. Indicate what they are used for (stating fungal infection is not acceptable- what types of organisms will they be effective against?).
4. Are they available by prescription or OTC.
5. What nursing considerations are applicable to the topical versus systemic antifungal medications and include rationales for each nursing considerations.
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