Preventing Toenail Fungus In Seven Steps

Preventing toenail fungus is much preferable than having to try to cure it, and taking good care of your toes, toenails and feet can help with prevention.

However, it does take some effort to practice proper foot care and prevent toenail fungus from forming, and most of us are guilty of simply not bothering.

Preventing Toenail Fungus In Seven Steps

The following easy and practical steps can help to prevent the fungus from forming, and save you the trouble of having to have treatment.

  1. The first and most important thing is to cut your toenails regularly, and you can also prevent dirt from seeping into the nail bed and leading to infection, by cutting them straight across.
  2. Dry your feet thoroughly before putting on socks and shoes; this should be done after a bath or swimming and even if your feet sweat profusely.
  3. Change your socks on a regular basis, ideally every day.
  4. If you have a lot of pairs of shoes, make sure that you change your shoes regularly as well as your socks. A fungus infection can easily occur if you wear the same shoes for too long.
  5. Anti fungal powders and sprays are able to absorb moisture and you should apply these before putting on socks and shoes, even if your feet are already dry.
  6. To prevent moisture from seeping into your shoes, keep your shoes in a dry, cool place, whether in your closet at home, your workplace or your car.
  7. To prevent the growth and spread of bacteria and fungi, keep you bathroom and shower as clean as possible, using a disinfectant to thoroughly clean toilet bowls and tubs. In addition to cleaning these areas, you should also make sure they are dry after being cleaned.

If your goal is proper foot care, the above tips can help you to achieve that goal and also minimize the chances of toenail fungus. However, you should address the problem as soon as you can, if you already have toenail fungus.

How Clear Toes Clinic Can Help

If you are experiencing toenail fungus and are looking for a truly effective cure to remedy¬† this ailment, Clear Toes Clinic’s laser removal services has been proven to achieve lasting results and deter the reformation of the fungal infection. Contact us for more details.


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