Keeping Your Toenails Away from Fungus

Toenail fungus may not pose an immediate threat to health, but it can cause pain and discomfort. In addition to this the most common side effect of the fungal infection is the yellowing and lifting of the nail from the nail bed. Fungal spores are airborne, and love dark, damp, warm environments. The nail bed is their ideal home, and they will feed of the tissues underneath the solid nail. As the fungus spreads, debris collects under the nails causing the nail to lift and potentially fall off. Often toenail fungus can be misdiagnosed as another condition or it can hide other conditions. As bodies age, the nails will naturally thicken and yellow, in addition to this repeatedly applying nail polish can also yellow the nail. Psoriasis is also commonly mistaken for toenail fungus, but often they can exist together. The only way to know if there is fungus present is to have a sample of a scraping from the toenail. In order to best protect yourself follow these quick and easy tips:

  1. Try Acrylic socks over cotton for ridding the feet of moisture

  2. Avoid tight closed  toed shoes

  3. ALWAYS wear sandals  in public showers/ pools/ gyms

By |2018-10-04T13:42:51-07:00October 4th, 2018|