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Ross Cook MPS, MNZCP
Owner / Manager

Ross Cook Amcal Chemist
190 Stokes Valley Road
Ph:  939-8409
FreePhone: 0800 ASK AMCAL
Fax: 939-8419
E-mail: stokesvalley@amcal.co.nz

> Ross Cook Amcal Chemist is your family pharmacy, committed to watching over the health needs of your community. Our services include professional advice and healthcare management for you and your family.

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Fungal Infections

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Fungal Infections are caused by organisms called fungi. They are most often passed on from close contact with the soil, animals and other people. Fungal infections are particularly common in warm, moist parts of the body and folds of the skin, and can also be found on the scalp and under fingernails and toenails. These areas are usually where it is difficult to keep the skin dry after bathing or perspiration, for example between the toes and under the breasts.

You can catch fungal infections from other people by sharing clothes or footwear, or by direct skin contact with someone who has a fungal infection. You can also pick up fungal infections from public showers and changing rooms.

Athlete's Foot

Athlete's Foot (or Tinea) is the most common fungal infection and is usually seen between the toes. The skin is often soft and whitish, and may have cracks or redness. Other signs may include itchiness, odour (bad smell), burning and stinging.


Fungal infections can be treated with anti-fungal medicines available from Ross Cook Amcal Pharmacy. These medicines are available as creams, lotions, powders, shampoos, foaming solutions, sprays, oral gels, tinctures, etc. Lotions or sprays are often useful where the skin has split or where the area is particularly moist or hairy. Creams are best for drier areas of the skin. Powders prevent chafing, absorb moisture and help treat fungal nail infections. They are often used as a preventative in shoes and socks when a person has athlete's foot to avoid the infection spreading.


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LAMASIL DIRECTIONS: Apply once or twice daily to the affected area. See pack insert. For external use only.
Terbiniafine hydrochloride 1% w/w cream.
For the treatment of fungal skin conditions such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, pityriasis and candida skin infections.
Avid contact with the eyes. Store below 25 C.

Available from Ross Cook Amcal Pharmacy.