𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐥 𝐧𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 accounts for up to 30% of all skin infections. Nail fungus thrives in dark and moist environments, which is why fungal development is more common in toenails rather than fingernails. The combination of sweaty socks and constricting shoes is the ideal environment for fungus to grow.
𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰?
Injury can lead to a fungal nail infection. If you damage your toenail, like from an ill-fitting shoe, the nail can separate from the nail bed, allowing enough room for a fungus to take hold.
𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬
1. Keep your feet as clean and dry as possible.
2. Wear waterproof sandals at swimming pools and other public wet areas.
3. Wear clean, fresh socks daily.
4. Trim your nails regularly.
5. Avoid tight hosiery; they can promote moisture retention.
It is best to treat it an infection as soon as it is detected. Over the counter topical solutions can be applied. Prescription, topical or oral medication can be prescribed by your G.P. or indeed 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐮𝐥𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐫 treatment may be the preferred option depending on how far the infection has progressed. We will be happy to advise on the most suitable treatment during a consultation.