Things to Avoid When You Have Toenail Fungus

toenail fungusHave you noticed that your toenails are starting to peel and that they look a bit discolored? Are your toenails sore after you workout or even just go on a little walk? If so, you may be suffering from toenail fungus. As a disorder that is not only quite uncomfortable, but embarrassing as well, toenail fungus is something that is treatable and that you can get rid of if you handle it correctly. Read on to learn more about things you should avoid when you have toenail fungus.

  • Nail Salons
    Nail salons are notorious for harboring germs in their tools and in their foot baths. In order to ensure that you get rid of your toenail fungus as easily and quickly as possible, and that the situation doesn’t get any worse, try to avoid visiting the nail salon until you get rid of the nail fungus. Instead, if you must have a pedicure or if you have a special event coming up where you need to
  • Water Shoes
    If you are into sports such as hiking or water rafting, then you likely have to wear a water sandal or shoe to help protect the bottom of your feet from getting cut or scraped. And although these water shoes are good at shielding your feet from some harmful elements, the excessive amount of moisture in your shoes can harbor bacteria and can contribute to you receiving toenail fungus. Until your fungus clears up, it is recommended that you stay out of these water shoes.
  • Toenail Polish
    Although nail polish is tested by the FDA and it is deemed as being safe, it can also cause your toenails to dry out and not be able to properly breathe. While your feet are healing from the toenail fungus, try to avoid wearing nail polish on them and let them to get the air that they need. Additionally, as your toenails start to grow out, make sure to cut back the parts that are dry, cracked, and peeling, this will help to ensure that your new toenails grow back as strong as ever.

If you suffer from toenail fungus, don’t further exacerbate the problem and avoid the above listed things. To learn more, contact Fix Laser & Skin Center.