Have you ever been the only person in your house who is healthy while everyone else is sick? When people spend a lot of time with their family members, or with anyone, they are aware that they could catch the other person’s illness. This is true whether the infection is something as simple as a common cold or as complex as a more extreme flu virus. One other infection that could be spread among family members is a nail fungus infection. In cases like these, you will be lucky if you remain fungus free.
Nail fungus is highly contagious infection. If you live with someone who has already become infected with nail fungus, you are at risk of becoming infected as well. Simply stepping in the same spots as that other person can lead to a nail infection of your own. This is one of the many reasons why people often think that nail fungus runs in the family. You will want to wear shoes around the house and avoid using the same shower as your family member, as this is where fungus is especially likely to spread.
If your whole family has become infected with nail fungus and you haven’t become infected yet, don’t wait until it’s too late. Even if only one family member has nail fungus you will want to act fast since you certainly don’t want to become infected yourself. Have your family member or members seek out a nail fungus treatment from a trained foot doctor such as a podiatrist right away. Podiatrists will be able to inform your family members about all of the nail fungus treatments available. Once your family members get rid of their nail fungus, you won’t have to worry as much about becoming infected simply by walking around your house.