Antifungal medicines are used to treat fungal infections
, which most commonly affect your skin, hair and nails.
You can get some antifungal medicines over the counter from your pharmacy, but you may need a prescription from your doctor for other types.
You're more at risk of getting one of these more serious fungal infections if you have a weakened immune system – for example, if you're taking medicines to suppress your immunity.
Your antifungal medicine may cause side effects. These are usually mild and only last for a short period of time.
You should consult before using any medication without right prescription.