Fungal Infections
Candidiasis

Candidiasis

Likely Causative Organism

Mild Cutaneous Disease

Miconazole 2% cream q12h until clear

OR

Clotrimazole 1% cream q12h until clear

OR

Tioconazole 1% cream q12h until clear

OR

Another topical Imidazole q12h until clear

Extensive Cutaneous Candidiasis

Itraconazole 200mg PO q24h for 1 week

Absorption depends on gut acidity

  • Take capsule with food and acidic beverage (e.g. Cola drinks)
  • Avoid PPIs and H2 blockers

Severe and Immunocompromised Patients

Clinical Information

Treatment of sexual partner is advisable in case of recurrent infection