Fungal nails can be difficult to treat and more resistant to treat than Athlete’s Foot. In that case, antifungal or topical medications may be prescribed. Another possible form of treatment may be permanent nail removal. Once your infection is gone, there are steps you can take to prevent the infection from coming back. Thoroughly wash and dry your feet, apply an anti-fungal cream from the ankle down before bed. Keep your feet dry, apply the foot cream every night, and apply powder to dry your feet after your take a shower or a bath.