Fungal Nails


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.

Other tips:
    • Don’t share nail tools with others. (Ex.: nail clippers or nail files)
    • Don’t share socks or shoes.
    • Trauma to the nails can causes infections. Be careful not to cut your nails too short or injure it.
    • Keep your socks dry. Change them as needed. Dry, cotton socks are recommended.
    • Allow your feet to breathe. Keep your shoes loose enough so air can circulate around your feet. Enclosed, tight, moist shoes can cause fungal infections.
    • When in a public shower or pool, wear shower shoes or sandals.

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