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Good Personal Hygiene Eliminates Toenail Fungus Risks

by Virginia on January 18, 2013, no comments

Toenail fungus is one of the nastiest fungal infections you can get. It can make you lose your nails and suffer too much pain. You may be hiding your toes and wearing flip flops is a no-no for you.

How can you prevent the fungi that cause this dermatologic problem?

  • Hygiene

A good personal hygiene spares your body from many diseases. Skin care experts recommend that you include hygiene practices in order to prevent skin infections.

Treatments make take a long process so you still agree on the saying that goes, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”

  • Clean Feet

Keep your feet clean. Wearing closed shoes may give you bigger chances of growing fungi on your toes. Make sure you always keep them dry.

In wearing your socks, make sure have removed moisture on your feet after a bath. Toenail fungus thrives in moist and dark places. This is why your feet are at a greater risk of growing a colony of the nasty microbes.

  • Clean Footwear

You are fond of reusing your socks. You think that they are not that much dirty so wearing them twice or thrice is okay. However, you are increasing your risk of growing toenail fungus.

Used socks are great medium for fungal growth. Your shoes may also start to grow microbes that can eat up your nails and cause them to fall off in the end.

  • Sharing

Sharing is loving! However, there are stuffs that are considered to be “personal”. You don’t share socks. However, there are some instances when it is hard to say “no.”

Borrowing shoes is fairly common. Know the risks you can get in lending and borrowing footwear that are fomites to the nasty toenail fungus.

Make it a point to clean your personal stuffs and avoid borrowing footwear since it may predispose you to acquire the toenail infection.

  • Getting a Pedicure

Exclusive... Naomi Watts Treats Samuel & Mom To PedicuresYou enjoy foot spas and getting your toenails pedicured. However, the paraphernalia used in some nail care spas may be infected by toe nail fungus.

Imagine how many customers had their toes cleaned with those pedicure instruments. Sterilizing paraphernalia such as nail clippers, pushers and nippers are very important.

You can get toenail fungus because of nail care rituals that have gone wrong.

  • Nail Polish

Using nail polish can make you get infected by fungi from somebody’s toes. This is why it is important to have your personal nail care stuffs.

A treatment for toenail fungus may come with a nail polish that has antifungal ingredients.

However, your skin care expert will tell you that using the “regular” nail polish you coat your nails with increases your risk of having toenail fungus.

Preventing the nasty infection in your toenails is basic. You just have to establish a good personal hygiene that can spare your toes from growing microbes.

There are many treatments for the said nasty disease. However, prevention through proper hygiene can help you spare yourself from toenail fungus that takes a longer time to heal.

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