Nail Fungus Prevention 101
Nail fungus prevention is something that most people don’t have in mind until it is too late. Like most illnesses, we don’t think it is ever going to happen to us, when in fact is more common than you think. And once you have a nail fungus infection it takes months to heal the nail, with the risk of the infection to appear again. To help you avoid all that, here I present some basic information on how to prevent nail fungus infections.
First, you need to know that the fungus “likes” warm and moist environments. If for example, your feet are all day sweating inside your shoes, this by itself can help nail fungus to appear. You need to be very careful when walking on surfaces with these properties also, like swimming pools and showers. A good way to prevent infection in these places could be the use of sandals.
Take care of you nails, keep them trimmed to avoid nesting of fungus. After you take a bath, be sure to dry them thoroughly. If you’re then going to use shoes, a good advice is to use antifungal powder inside the shoes, and wear appropriate socks. The best are synthetic socks, that keep your feet dryer than cotton socks. Wash them, change them, and if you can during the day take them off for a few moments to let your feet “breathe”.
Nail fungus is not exclusive to you feet, it can appear in your hands also. The use of gloves is very important if you work with water all day. And always wash your hands after you had contact with an infected nail.
These are some of the best practices to know if you want for nail fungus prevention. Nail fungus prevention is not something that requires a lot of work, in fact at the end these practices become part of your habits, and you won’t think about them no more. And what is better, you will live a life free of nail fungus infections.
About the Author: Paolo Basauri, is an expert author who writes for Nail Fungus Remedies
A site specialized in nail fungus information and tips for treatment and prevention.