As an old saying goes ‘prevention is the better form of cure’ – the better form of toe nail fungus cure will be its prevention too. You are recommended to take the following steps that will help you keep your hand and foot hygiene high in order to reduce your nails exposure to fungal infection or the risk of its reoccurrence:
Trim your nails short, keep them dry and clean. Cut your nails straight across and reduce the thickness. Thoroughly dry hands, including between the fingers, after washing them and feet, including between the toes, after taking a shower.
Wear appropriate socks. Socks made of cotton and wool might feel comfortable to wear but they also make your feet sweat more. In contrast, synthetic socks force moisture away from your feet helping you keep them dryer. (You may consider wearing wool socks on top of synthetic socks when it is cold, in winter). Change socks often, at least once a day, especially when your feet sweat after exercise, for example. Interchange closed-toe shoes with open-toed one to let your feet ‘breath’ during the day. You can also walk in socks at home which is considered a healthy practice.
Apply antifungal spray. Spray directly onto your feet as well as inside your shoes to prevent toe nail fungus from infecting your toes.
Use rubber gloves. Protect your hands with rubber gloves when doing housework or during prolonged exposure to the water. After uses, turn the gloves inside out to let them dry.
Don’t cut skin around your nails. This leaves tiny scars on your skin which gives access to toe nail fungus bacteria.
Don’t walk barefoot in public places. Wear slippers in public swimming-pools, showers and around lockers.
Visit only reputable manicure and pedicure salons. Find out if they sterilize their instruments after each client. Alternatively, you could bring your own.
Don’t use nail polish or artificial nails. They may hide your nails infected with fungus, however, they also present a comfortable environment for its spread as they trap unwanted moisture inside.
Wash hands after the contact with infected nail. Nail fungus can spread from one person to another just like the flu.
If you still got yourself infected, then check out the following toe nail fungus treatment from Zeta Clear. ZetaClear combines topical solution with is a powerful homeopathic spray based on ingredients that intended to fight the infection which you can apply by yourself at home …