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Ways to prevent fungal nail infections

Fungal nail infections can be very stubborn to treat. It can often spread from one infected toenail to other nails. Symptoms of fungal nail infection can include:

  • Superficial white (in early stage) or yellow discoloration (in later stages)

  • Thicker nail plate

  • Powdery texture or crumbling nails

  • Dry skin on the side of nail (can also be tinea pedis)

In this blog post, we would like to show you ways you can prevent fungal nail infection.

  • Do not share nail file and nail clipper with anyone else.

  • Avoid going barefoot in public places such as public bathroom (in the gym; hotel or at the swimming pool).

  • Try to wear open toe sandals to let your feet air out.

  • Wash all socks in Canesten solution and air out shoes in the sun as much as possible.

  • Wear cotton or bamboo socks to absorb sweat, try to change socks twice a day.

  • Wear proper fitting shoes to avoid damage to toenails.

  • Soak feet daily in apple cider vinegar for 10-15 minutes daily, dry feet and in between toes completely with a clean paper towel. Apple cider vinegar helps to balance the pH of your skin.

If you have any questions or concerns about fungal nails infection, book in to see us at Oran Park Podiatry.

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