Tips to Prevent Foot Fungus From Podiatry Group of Georgia

March 27, 2012 by Dr. Tammy Gephart0

What is Foot Fungus

Statistically, 30 million Americans suffer from foot fungus and they are very difficult to cure. Although nail fungus can occur in fingernails as well as toenails, they are more common in the toenails due to the exposure of where more likely infections occur such as gym floors or showers. Basically fungus simply likes any warm moist environment. The inside of your shoes therefore are perfect for it to grow and flourish.

Once an infection is established, they become very resistant to a cure and can take weeks or even months to alleviate. From a negative perspective, foot fungus is sometimes hard to notice. Initially, a person could notice a small reddening around the nail. Additionally, there could be prolonged itching, and associated pain. If left untreated, the nail could come loose and change from a yellowish tint to brown.

We recommend that you seek medical help who will provide an anti-fungal medication as a remedy. It should be noted that there are different types of fungus as well. Currently, there is new information to treat foot fungus however it is better to prevent it before it takes hold.

Tips to Prevent Foot Fungus

Although there is now more information on how to treat nail fungus and how to cure nail fungus, it is much easier to prevent it in the first place. Here are some tips to prevent the fungus from occurring and taking hold.

  1. Keep your nails short, dry and clean.
  2. Wear sock that keep your feet dryer and change socks frequently. Fungus powders and sprays can help as well.
  3. Make sure you don’t go barefoot in public places.
  4. Use a shoe sanitizer that destroys harmful microorganisms before they can get to the nail.

Foot Fungus Summary

Foot Fungus can start out almost harmless and increase with pain over time. It is important for you to seek treatment if you notice the symptoms start to worsen.

Do you have any tips to help with Foot fungus? Or any advice for someone who might be experiencing foot fungus for the first time?

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