The NICE British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFc) sites are only available to users in the UK, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories. If you believe you are seeing this page in error please contact us. This leaflet is about the use of fluconazole for the treatment and prevention of certain yeast and fungal infections. This leaflet has been written specifically for parents and carers about the use of this medicine in children. Our information sometimes differs from that provided by the manufacturer, because their information is usually aimed at adult patients. Keep it somewhere safe so that you can read it again. Fluconazole Brand names: Diflucan® Your child has an infection caused by a yeast or fungus. Fluconazole causes damage to the membrane of yeast and fungal cells and stops the cells growing and multiplying. This gets rid of the infection, or stops an infection from developing. Some of the yeast or fungus may remain after the infection has gone. However, in babies this may be once every two or three days.
Tinea capitis is an infection of the scalp by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes. Tinea capitis can appear as scaly and itchy areas of bald skin on the head. Severe infection and inflammation can lead to scarring or permanent hair loss. Tinea capitis (also called ringworm of the scalp) is a skin disorder that usually affects only children younger than age ten. It can be persistent and is highly contagious; it is not due to an infection by a worm. Ringworm gets its name from the appearance of the round lesions that occur on the scalp. The fungi that cause tinea infections thrive in warm, moist areas. The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.
Dec 28, 2018. ○Itraconazole 200 mg twice daily for one week. ○Fluconazole 150 mg once weekly for two to six weeks. Griseofulvin can also treat tinea. Some ringworm can be treated with non-prescription “over-the-counter” medications. Prescription antifungal medications used to treat ringworm on the scalp include. Terbinafine; Itraconazole Onmel, Sporanox; Fluconazole Diflucan.