Having nail fungus is bad enough, but there is no feeling worse than inflicting it upon others. Since the last thing you want to do is spread your nail fungus to your loved ones, here are some things you can do to keep the fungus from spreading.
- Don’t share shoes: If you have toenail fungus, do not share shoes or socks with your family members since there may be fungal spores remaining in them that can spread to others. If you absolutely have to share shoes, do not share socks, and spray the shoes with an antifungal spray beforehand.
- Don’t go barefoot: Many people choose to go barefoot at home because wearing shoes indoors can make your home dirty. However, when you go barefoot, the fungus may get caught in the carpet or furniture. To mitigate this risk, you can opt for slippers that are exclusively for the house, so you are not tracking in dirt from outside either.
- Don’t share nail clippers: Nail clippers are directly in contact with your infected nails and nail bed, and as such are a hotbed for fungal spores. Not only should you sanitize your nail clippers with alcohol and an antifungal solution or spray after use, but it is best to have a separate set entirely of nail clippers, filers, nail polish, or any other tools you may use on your nails.
- Don’t delay treatment: The fact of the matter is, the longer you put off treatment, the more potent your infection will get and the greater the risk of spreading the nail fungus to your loved ones. Laser treatment is the only option that immediately kills all of the fungus at the time, and the PinPointe laser is the most effective treatment option available.
If you are currently experiencing nail fungus, call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our doctors at one of our over 120 locations, to get the most effective treatment with the PinPointe laser and keep your loved ones safe.