Nail Fungus Treatment 9 Tips to Prevent Nail Fungus
Prevention has always been the best remedy for any kind of ailment or infection. The same goes with nail fungus especially since it takes a long time for nail fungus to be removed. Curing it as soon as symptoms appear will prevent the infection of your other nails therefore saving you of unnecessary pain and trouble. Nail fungus can infect anybody. Excessive sweating on your feet and hands, defects in the nails and people with reduced immune system are susceptible to nail fungus infections. However, it does not mean that you have an immune system problem if you develop a nail fungus infection. Moreover, it is contagious and should be treated as soon as it appears. But do not fret, nail fungal infections are treatable.
Here are some preventive measures you can do to avoid getting nail fungus:
1. Wear protective shoes or slippers when you use public facilities such as gym showers, locker rooms and swimming pools. A lot of people use these facilities and you never know if someone infected has just used the shower stall you are using. Remember nail fungus is contagious.
2. Keep your nails clean, short and dry. Trim your nails regularly and in a straight line. Dry your hands and feet thoroughly after bathing especially in between your fingers and toes. Fungi growth occurs mostly on damp areas.
3. Use alcohol spray and powders in your shoes or on your feet to eliminate any fungus that might be present. Avoid using the same shoes everyday to give it time to air dry especially if you sweat a lot. Same goes with your socks. If you sweat excessively change your socks and alternate between open toed sandals and closed shoes.
4. Wash your feet regularly and dry them well (Day and Night).
5. Go to a reputable pedicure and manicure salon like Peace Valley nail Clinic www.thepeacevalley.com . They sterilize their instruments and SPA chair including the air jet after every customer. Or you can buy your own just only $3 per set, make sure you are the only one using it. It will keep fungal growth at day.
6. Wash your hands after touching or putting medication (Vite 20) on an infected nail. It can infect the other nails on your hands.
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7. Don’t pick at the skin around your nails or pluck “hangnails” off of them. This might cause the skin to break and give access to germs and fungi.
8. See Our Medical Nail Technician at the first symptoms of nail fungal infection. The earlier it is treated the better it is for you.
9. Eat a well balanced diet to keep your immune system healthy. It will help you fight bacteria, viruses and germs that can cause nail fungus.
As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth an ounce of cure.” This holds true with nail fungus. It is always wise to stick to some precaution that will bring you relief from nail fungus infection.
Not All Treatments Are Good
Many drug or prescription treatments for nail fungus, such as Lamisil, are very expensive and can cause liver and kidney damage in some patients. For better results, come to see our Medical Nail Technician, we have so much efficient way to tell you.
Don’t be shy for it! Ask for help as earlier as you can.
How do I know I get Fungus?
- nail discoloration,
- changes in nail texture and growth and
- nails that become crumbly, break easily, and
- nails that grow irregularly