Summer means sweat, and sometimes sweat can lead to bacteria and infection. How can you avoid a fungal foot infection this season? The best solution is prevention and protecting your feet from the microbes that cause the infection in the first place. Fungus loves warm, moist environments, such as those of your shoes. Keeping your feet and shoes dry and bacteria-free is most important for avoiding Athlete’s foot and toenail fungus, but there are plenty of other solutions.
How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus Today:
1. Avoid direct contact with microbes by protecting your feet
Public showers, bathrooms, locker rooms, and such are teaming with microbes. Wear shower shoes or sandals to protect your feet from microbes.
2. Trim your toenails properly
Trimming them straight across or on a slight curve and keeping them a little long will help prevent ingrown toenails that can be the precursor to a frustrating fungal toenail infection.
3. Wear breathable, lightweight socks and shoes
Choose those made of breathable materials to allow moisture to evaporate instead of building up.
4. Keep your feet clean and dry
Wash your feet daily with mild soap. Take the time to dry them before putting on your socks and shoes. It will help keep microbes from growing.
5. Use medicinal lotions, sprays, and powders in your shoes and on your feet
Antifungal products can be applied to your feet and inside your shoes to kill the fungi directly.
Do you think you have a fungal infection? Call us as soon as possible! Don’t delay treatment.
Step By Step Family Foot Care is here to assist you with any of your podiatry needs! To make an appointment with Dr. Debra Manheim, call us at (973) 917-3785 or visit our site to schedule an appointment. The staff at our Parsippany office is ready and eager to help.