When out in a public area, you are exposed to any number of microorganisms, and it is not surprising that you could end up with a fungal infection. While uncomfortable and unsightly, fungal infections are generally easily treatable.

With just over-the-counter and steroid-free antifungal creams, they are usually effective enough to rid your skin of infections. If your symptoms persist longer, then it is probably best to consult with a doctor.

Here are some of the best antifungal creams that are currently available on the market.

1. 1.  Ego Resolve Tinea

Best antifungal cream for ringworm

Price from SGD14.90

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Ringworm, also known as tinea, is a common fungal infection that is often worsened by the lack of protection to the infected area. That’s why this silicone-based antifungal cream is ideal as it provides a protective barrier to prevent further irritations while treating the fungal infection. It is also suitable for children and sensitive skin types.

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2. 2.  Lamisil 1% Cream

Best antifungal cream for feet and athlete's foot

Price from SGD22.85

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One of the best known Western antifungal creams, this Lamisil cream contains 1% terbinafine hydrochloride and is known for being highly effective against athlete’s foot. It provides immediate relief from itching and burning sensations. The cream can also be used for other fungal infections as well.

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3. 3. Zarin 2% Cream

Best antifungal cream for jock itch and yeast infection

Price from SGD12.85

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Jock itch and yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, can be treated with this antifungal cream. It contains miconazole nitrate 2% which has mild antibacterial properties. You can also provide relief for other fungal infections such as ringworm and white spots.

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4. 4. Daktarin 2% Cream

Best antifungal cream for babies and yeast diaper rash

Price from SGD21.00

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For babies, it is best to be careful and check with a doctor to confirm the presence of a yeast or fungal infection before applying a topical antifungal cream. This cream contains 2% miconazole, which has been proven as a safe treatment for babies with diaper dermatitis.

5. 5. Derma E Itch Relief Lotion with Tea Tree, Chamomile & Vitamin E

Best antifungal cream for lips, face and acne

Price from SGD20.40

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The skin on the face and lip areas is more delicate, which is why this cream is best for those who want to avoid stronger chemicals. It contains botanical ingredients such as tea tree oil, which has antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties to deal with fungal growth. The cream also has vitamin E for antioxidants and chamomile extract to soothe the skin.

6. 6. Guardian Anti-Fungal Cream

Best antifungal cream for nails

Price from SGD4.45

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Treat skin and nail fungal infections with this cost-effective cream from Guardian. It contains miconazole nitrate which kills off the fungus if applied consistently. Take extra care in ensuring proper application by filing off parts of the infected nail if possible. This is so to let the cream penetrate deeper.

7. 7.  ICM Pharma Mycoban Topical Antifungal Cream

Best antifungal cream with miconazole

Price from SGD10.00

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Produced in Singapore, this topical antifungal cream formulated with miconazole is recommended for treating ringworms, white spots and athlete’s foot. It is best used for skin infections on the chest, arm or leg areas and should be used daily for effective results.

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8. 8. Canesten 1% Clotrimazole Cream

Best antifungal cream with clotrimazole

Price from SGD13.40

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One of the most common antifungal creams, this 1% clotrimazole cream is proven to be effective for conditions such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm and nappy rash. Symptoms should clear up within a month unless in severe cases which may require a doctor’s prescription.

9. 9. Sato Antifungal Remedy Vetic Cream

Best antifungal cream with zinc

Price from SGD10.50

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This Japanese antifungal cream features undecylenic acid that prevents the growth of fungus and zinc undecylenate which is also effective against fungus infections. It suppresses inflammation and is recommended for combating ringworm and athlete’s foot.

10. 10. Herber Antifungal Cream

Best antifungal cream with salicylic acid

Price from SGD5.50

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This cream is formulated with salicylic acid, which is known to inhibit fungal growth and eucalyptus oil which has antifungal and antiseptic properties. It also includes menthol to give your skin a cooling sensation to help relieve itchiness, and is suitable for skin and nail fungal infections.

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