If you are reading this, it probably means you previously had nail fungus and have recently gotten treated for it. If you received treatment using the PinPointe laser, this means all your nail fungus is now dead. However, this does not make you immune to future infections, and you should definitely take steps to prevent catching nail fungus again in the future.
The first thing you should do after your treatment for nail fungus, in the appointment itself, is swap out your old socks and wear new, clean socks to go home in. At home, you should begin to disinfect everything that may be harboring any remnant nail fungus spores. This includes washing your towels, linens, and carpets. You should also clean your shoes and socks. Nail tools, such as nail clippers and nail files, are a big source of nail fungus, and so you should throw these out and replace them with new ones. It is also a good idea to throw out any old nail polish you used when you were infected with nail fungus.
On a daily basis, there are certain things you should do to prevent reinfection. These include the basic steps for generally preventing nail fungus, including not being barefoot, and keeping your hands feet clean and dry at all times. If you have diabetes, or another pre existing health condition, you should constantly monitor your nails for signs of nail fungus. You should also apply an antifungal cream and solution to your nails to kill any nail fungal spores that you come into contact with, and apply an antifungal spray to the inside of your shoes. If you had nail fungus on your fingernails, it is a good idea to disinfect your phone, computer, and any other appliances or objects that you touch often, such as the microwave, fridge door, TV remote, and car steering wheel.
For more information, or if you are yet to treat your nail fungus, contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our doctors. We have over 120 locations nationwide, including Charlotte, NC.