Can fluconazole treat psoriasis

does fluconazole work for psoriasis

Fluconazole and Psoriasis

Diflucan is an anti-fungal agent that has fluconazole as an active ingredient. Fluconazole belongs to group of triazole anti-fungal agents to treat various fungal and yeast infections. The most common uses of fluconazole are internal and external fungal infections such as internal infections caused by candida species and external infections such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, fungal nail infections, and vaginal thrush.

Basically fluconazole or diflucan is considered very effective against fungal and yeast infections whereas psoriasis is an auto-immune disorder that facilitate the increased skin cell division. When skin cell’s maturity cannot achieve, it leads to thickening of skin surface, flakes and scales formation. Fungal and yeast infections are more prone to such areas where skin is dry and ruptured. Therefore the use of diflucan can prevent the secondary fungal infection at the site of infection. Diflucan can treat the fungal and yeast infections of the skin that is already affected by the psoriasis.

How Diflucan Works Against Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is neither an infection nor a deficiency disease rather it is immunity disorder. Therefore there is no single agent available until now that can totally clear psoriasis. Different medical agents and home remedies are used together to decrease its symptoms and made it easy to handle. Diflucan is one of them and it is more suitable when there is either a risk for fungal infection or fungal infection is already intervened.

Like all anti-fungal agents diflucan interferes with cell membranes of fungi by stopping the production of ergosterol component of fungal cell wall. It is very crucial component of fungal cell wall and its decreased production produces holes in the fungal cell wall. It is not possible for yeast and fungi to live without cell wall so its cell content is leaked and it is killed.

How to Take Diflucan?

Diflucan is available in different dosage forms such as capsules, suspensions, and infusions. Diflucan is also termed as oral diflucan because it is only used orally. Diflucan have multiple oral uses therefore its dosage form varies from infection to infection.

  • The dose of diflucan should be strictly followed as directed by qualified medical practitioner. Medical professional can check and understand your condition and prescribe the specific dose for your disease.
  • If you are prescribed capsule then its good otherwise you should carefully measure the dose.
  • For efficient efficacy you should take daily dose at same time because without specific and maintained medication blood levels it could not produce desirable effects.
  • For psoriasis mostly it has low dosage for children and adults. It should not be discontinued without doctor’s advice.

It can produce few side effects and side effect profile varies from person to person. Therefore if you have psoriasis and you are taking diflucan than you contact your doctor immediately if you observe any unwanted effect such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache and dizziness. You should also stop its use immediately. You must also report to your doctor if your condition is not improved with its use.

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