Preventing Nail Fungus

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Nail fungus : prevention

As the warm summer days go by, so does the sandal season go along with them. We pass to closed-up shoes that in certain conditions maintain a wet, sweaty ambiance for our feet, leading to a fast development of nail fungus. As funguses love this airless environment, there is an increased chance for them to develop now, during the fall.

Moist and warm places are great for fungus development and this is why we need to take care of our feet a little bit, to keep them cool and dry in order to avoid feet infections. There are a few easy methods that can prevent funguses from affecting your toes: if you see that you sweat a lot in your shoes, change your socks with clean, dry ones as often as it is needed. Sometimes foot powder can be quite effective into stopping excessive sweating. Also, use only 100% cotton socks instead of synthetic socks as they will absorb dampness and will not produce skin irritations and bad smell.

Be careful what shoes you buy. Instead of buying cheap synthetic shoes, that will only make your feet smell bad and sweat a lot, try investing money into quality leather shoes. They will last longer than other shoes (making your investment worth) and will also make you feel comfortable. Plus, your feet will not sweat so much, and this way you will not have to worry about toe fungus any more. Also, try not to use the same pair of shoes two days a row. Shoes need to breathe too. You can also use antifungal powder for shoes when you are not wearing them.

Always wear flip-flops when going to the pool or to the sauna, as funguses can be easily transmitted from one person to another is walking barefoot. When taking care of your feet hygiene, make sure you do not cut your cuticles as this way you open a gate for germs. If you prefer going to a manicure and pedicure saloon, than I advise you to take your own nail tools with you as you can’t be sure they sterilize their nail tools properly (sometimes they even skip this procedure if they have too many customers).

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  1. hi,
    Prevent this excessive sweat problem, before it leads to serious health issues. It’s a fact that hyperhydrosis (medical term for excessive sweating) is linked to social anxiety. I personally think it’s the root cause of social anxiety in most cases. What happens is, you sweat more in social situations.

  2. I’ve had this problem for a while now, but not anymore. These days I just wear alot of flip-flops so I don’t have to worry about fungus in my shoes.

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