Preventing Fungal Nail Infections
So, how can you avoid the need for fungal nail infection treatment all together? Well, this type of infection is caused by fungal organisms called dermatophytes which can be found on skin, hair and nails. The fungus generally accumulates in warm, dark and moist environments—so it’s no surprise why toenails are subject to infection.
Likelihood of occurrence is increased by underlying health issues such as Diabetes or Psoriasis. However, there are several things you can do in your daily routine to minimise your susceptibility. This includes:
- Practicing good hygiene—regularly washing your feet and drying them off properly.
- Opting for breathable socks & footwear—to prevent a build-up of moisture.
- Investing in anti-fungal detergents—which can be used to wash socks and footwear.
As experts in fungal nail infection treatment, Foot & Sole Podiatry will provide you with more preventative advice to optimise your foot health!