Fungal Nail Infection Prevention
Fungal Nail Prevention and how to prevent it. Hi Everyone, Aisling here again continuing on with my latest blog series on Fungal Nail Infection and prevention measures. Although, no doubt, laser treatment for the nail fungi can effectively kill the organisms causing the disease, it’s likely that the fungi will recur, especially if the client will not perform home care efforts. Fungi could remain in socks, shoes, and other belongings that you use for your feet and hands. Not properly sterilizing these things may result in recurrence of nail fungi. The following steps are what you can do to avoid it from happening:
Undergo multiple laser treatments, around 6-12 sessions to assure that the nails have been fully healed, are free from fungi. Although the nails may begin to grow again, and new nails may start to appear at the base of the nails, it doesn’t necessarily assure that the fungi had been completely removed. To assure the elimination of the organisms that cause the disease, undergoing multiple treatments is recommended.
Performing home care is the most important part of the nail fungus treatment. After undergoing laser treatments, clients must sterilize his/her belongings where fungi may have remained. Things like socks, gloves, shoes, bed, and other belongings that are dark and moist must be either sterilized or disposed.
To sterilize the belongings, you can either freeze or boil the products. Extreme temperatures can kill the fungi that could be living in these things. Clients must also keep the feet and dry before putting on shoes or gloves.
Fungal Nail Infection Prevention – More Ways To Avoid It
- Make sure you have completely dried your feet after showering or bathing. You can use a hair dryer and set it on a low setting to dry off your feet, and prevent any formation of fungi.
- Never take off your shoes when walking in locker rooms, public showers or around public swimming pools.
- Prefer wearing synthetic socks that remove moisture from your feet. You must also change socks during the day if your feet sweat a lot.
- Wear shoes with breathable materials, and fit just right – not too tight or too loose.
- Avoid using socks and stockings that are too tight, and can trap moisture between your toes.
- Never pull or remove the skin around your toenails.
- Get an antifungal spray or powder and put it in your shoes or on your feet.
- Make sure your pedicure tools are always clean and disinfected. If you have a pedicure salon, tell your Manicurists and Pedicurists to do the same.
- Never cover up your infected nails with nail polish. It can trap the moisture and heat, which can worsen the condition.
If you missed our past blog on natural treatments for fungal nail you can read it HERE
That wraps up todays blog be sure to stay tuned in the following days as if you do suffer with thick toenails or a fungal nail infection as my next blog I will be talking about fungal nail if pregnant or breast feeding . If you would like more info on thick nails and fungal nail infection click the link below where you can read a more in depth article and also get a FREE PDF download on fungal nail. See you soon