Antifungal drugs or medications work by disrupting the growth of fungi. This makes it harder for the fungus to reproduce and spread throughout the body.
There are many different types of antifungals available, each with different dosing schedules and side effects. Some antifungals are taken orally, while others are applied directly to the skin or injected into the body. Most antifungals work best when combined with other medications that treat a secondary infection if one is present.