How to Help Prevent Fungal Nail Infections

Fungal nail infections are usually painless but the unsightly condition can make it hard to indulge in sandal weather! Plus, fungal nail infections are contagious–to help prevent the fungus follow these tips:

 

 

  1. Keep your toenails trimmed short and cut straight across to prevent ingrown toenails.
  2. Don’t wear shoes that are too small. The end of your shoe shouldn’t touch your toenails. 
  3. Wear shoes that are breathable–fungus thrives in warm, moist areas.
  4. Spray or sprinkle an anti fungal product inside your shoes.
  5. Wear shower shoes or flip flops around public pools and in locker rooms.
  6. Don’t share shoes, nail clippers and nail files.

If you notice nail fungus see a dermatologist right away as it is better to begin treatment as soon as it’s diagnosed and before it gets worse.

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