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Treatment of fungal infections

This module considers the management of fungal infections using OTC treatments

This CPD module compares OTC treatments for various fungal infections, considering how they should be used and the supporting advice that should be given.

 

Goal

To be up to date with latest OTC treatments and advice for fungal infections likely to present in the pharmacy.

Objectives

After completing this module you should be more aware of:

  • The most suitable OTC treatments for athlete's foot, onychomycosis, oral thrush and vaginal candidiasis
  • How to advice patients on the use of these treatments
  • The pros and cons of various treatments
  • When to not treat fungal infections OTC.

Author

Alan Nathan is a freelance pharmacy consultant.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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