Fungal Infections

𝐍𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐬 is also called onychomycosis. Although it can affect fingernails, it’s more common in toenails. You can get the infection from contact with spaces where fungi thrives, such as gym showers or sweaty/moist shoes.

If it becomes painful and has caused your nails to thicken, you should seek help. Topical treatments are always a good starting point. However, fungal infections can also return if self care steps are not followed.

– Proper toenail hygiene is essential in the fight against reinfection. By following these simple steps, you can substantially reduce the risk of reinfection.

– Wear breathable footwear when possible.

– Wear 100% cotton socks and change them often.

– Keep feet protected in shared bathroom settings.

– Keep feet dry throughout the day.

– Recognise and treat tinea pedis (athletes foot).

– If you receive pedicures be sure to review their sanitation procedures.

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