Fungal Nail Infection – Prevention Guide

Hi Everyone! Aisling here again exploring fungal nail infection for the last time! Yes that’s right, it’s already come to that time again and to conclude this blog series, I will be looking at methods of prevention. So I’ve looked at causes and remedies and signs of this ghastly infection but haven’t look at prevention in much detail. While writing this blog series, I turned to Havana Skin Clinic.

Clip Your Toe Nails Correctly

A common mistake people all over the world makes is cutting their toe nails in a curved shape. This is not the correct way to cut your nails, you cut them straight across and use a nail file to soften sharp edges. 

Wear Properly Fitted Shoes

This principle applies to shoes that are simply too big and too small. Cramming your feet into shoes that are too small has the same effect as wearing shoes that are too large (especially heels) and cramming your toes into the ends of the shoes. 

Choose Breathable Footwear

It’s simple, the more plentiful the air is circulating around your feet, the less likely, a fungi is to develop. 

Alternate your shoes 

This applies to everyday life but especially to gym goers and runners and well, anyone who is working out and has sweaty damp feet. Putting on shoes that are still damp with sweat increases your chance of developing a fungi. 

Avoid Going Barefoot in Public Areas

These areas are over populated with fungi just waiting to hitch a ride on your nails so ensure that you wear flips in damp areas such as locker rooms in gyms and public pools. 

If you found this blog useful and haven’t been following this blog series, you might also be interested in one of my previous articles explaining the infection in further detail HERE

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