Nail fungus thrives in moist environments. If you have fungal spores on your feet and your toes get wet the fungus can grow and spread. If you are an avid swimmer you have a greater risk of becoming infected since your feet get wet on a regular basis. As such, you need to make sure that you dry off your feet after going for a swim. If you don’t you may end up with a disgusting nail fungus infection.
But this isn’t the only nail fungus related concern you should have when going to a pool. There could actually be danger lurking outside of the pool as well. This is especially true at public pools since they are often contaminated with nail fungus. When one person becomes infected with nail fungus, that person has the ability to spread it to any other person in the area. If a person is infected with nail fungus and spends the day at a public pool, that person is putting everyone else in that pool area at risk. Any other person who steps in the spots that the first person stepped could potentially become infected with toenail fungus.
For this reason you need to be cautious of the area around the water when you go to a public pool. Instead of walking around barefoot, put some sandals, water shoes, or flip-flops on instead of walking around barefoot. This footwear will help prevent nail fungus from infecting your feet. Also, Don’t take this footwear off until you are safely back in your car. Public showers are often crawling with nail fungus so you need to keep wearing shoes while you are in these shower areas. If you don’t you could be in for a long battle with nail fungus.