13.10.2 Antifungal preparations

NHS England (NHSE) has published new prescribing guidance for various common conditions for which over-the-counter (OTC) items should not be routinely prescribed in primary care (quick reference guide). These conditions include ringworm, athlete's foot, and nappy rash.

Many of these products are cheap to buy and are readily available OTC along with advice from pharmacies. Some self-care medicines are available from shops and supermarkets. Please click here for further information, exceptions, and a patient leaflet.

Please refer to Chapter 5, skin and soft tissue infections for

  • Dematophyte infections
    • Skin
    • Finger and toe nails
Clotrimazole
  • Cream 1% (£1.06 = 20g)
Miconazole
  • Cream 2% (£1.82 = 30g)
Terbinafine
  • Cream 1% (£1.31 = 15g)
Ketoconazole
  • Cream 2% (£4.24 = 30g)

 

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