Treatment for dermatophyte infections
The particular medication and duration of treatment depends on the location of the infection. Scalp infections usually require treatment with an oral antifungal medication. Infections of other areas of the skin can be treated with topical antifungal medications. Nail infections can be challenging to treat, and may be treated with oral and/or topical antifungal medications. Courses of treatment may range from 2 to 6 weeks or more, depending on the severity of the infection and your doctor's recommendations.