Do you live with someone who has nail fungus? If so, you probably had a couple thought cross your mind. First, you probably realized that you have never really thought much about nail fungus until you knew finally someone who became infected. Second, you realized that you had no idea how to avoid becoming infected with nail fungus yourself.
Simply by living with someone who has been infected with nail fungus will greatly increase the chances of you getting a nail fungus infection yourself. This is because nail fungus is highly contagious. But don’t worry too much. Just because someone else has nail fungus it doesn’t guarantee that you will also become infected. There are certainly ways that you can decrease your chances of end up with your own case of nail fungus.
Living with someone who has nail fungus means that your house may already be infected. If you think that the nail fungus has already spread around the house you should carefully wash any places you suspect that the fungus already lives. You should then ask the person you live with to wear shoes around the house.
The most important place you should be wary of is the shower, especially if you share it with the other person. The shower is one of the most common spots for nail fungus to spread so the best thing you could do is find a new place to wash up if possible. If for any reason you have to use the same shower and the other person can’t wear sandals or water shoes while using it, it is important for you to make sure that the shower is properly scrubbed and washed before you use it yourself. Follow these tips and you won’t have to worry as much about becoming infected with your housemate’s nail fungus infection.