Many people who suffer from nail fungus are aware of the options available for treatment, however not everyone knows about the post care and how to prevent from reinfection. There are several aftercare products that you may use that can help fight nail fungus and prevent you from getting infected again.

Those who have nail fungus believe that they must dispose of their shoes after treating their nails. They may be onto something, as it is important for you to be careful and prevent from reinfection. However, there are solutions that allow you to still use to same shoes by simply sterilizing them. You may do this by purchasing a shoe sanitizing spray. There are several brand options available either in drugstores/pharmacies or online. Another option if you wear closed-toed shoes is by changing your socks often to a fresh new pair, and by fresh new pair I mean a clean pair of socks that have been freshly washed or even a brand new pair work fine.

Also make sure to keep your feet away from anyone you know who already has toenail fungus. Toenail fungus is highly contagious so if one person has it, it is possible that it will spread to other people, especially those that the infected person lives with. It is even more likely to spread if the other people aren’t careful. Unfortunately, people with toenail fungus often don’t want others to know about their infection so they keep it a secret. In cases like these, it is difficult for family members to know that they should stay away from their infected loved ones.

Luckily, there are lots of other nail fungus treatments on the market. Some of them work better than others. All of them work better than nail fungus home remedies. If you want to try a nail fungus treatment that actually has the potential to get rid of your fungus, seek out a foot doctor who can help you. Foot doctors such as podiatrists are experienced when it comes to treating toenail fungus, so their advice will be much more valuable to you than trying out home remedies.