Antifungal's are medication used for extensive infections, infections that are not cleared with a topical medicine, or infections in people with weakened immune systems.

Examples include itraconazole (Sporanox), terbinafine (Lamisil), fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and griseofulvin (Grisactin). Some newer tinea infections are resistant to oral griseofulvin and require the use of oral itraconazole or terbinafine.

Many Lyme patients have been prescribed fluconazole (Diflucan) to reduce the risk of yeast infection from antibiotics-- as well as research showing that it can inhibit a specific enzyme that Lyme needs to reproduce.

Maybe those that take this are also being benefited by the antifungal killing of nematode worms.

It's unfortunate that physician and medical groups have not taken action on the many parasites that ticks carry and can transmit to humans.