How to Treat a Nail Fungi Infection

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How To Treat A Nail Fungi Infection


hen it comes to infection, fungal infections are among the most
annoying to deal with. Once you have fungal infection, they are
W difficult to get rid of because they grow deep into your skin. The
infection is even more difficult to treat when it is in your nails.

Nail fungi infection is characterized by thickening of the nails in the infected area.
Depending on the type of fungi involved the nails may be come discolored and
areas of the skin that is infected will become itchy.

How do you get infected?

Getting nail fungi is easy especially if you have habits that promote fungi transfer.
Examples of habits are not taking care of the nails and using other people's
footwear. If you are fond of walking bare foot in areas like locker rooms and
public baths, you are exposing to fungi infection. It is part of the treatment to
prevent the person from doing the same habits over again.

Guide on How to treat a fungus nail:

Getting medication from the doctor

There are fungi families that are so persistent that they need to be treated with a
combination of topical and oral antibiotics. The type of antibiotics that you need
depends on the type of fungi that is infecting your nail. If the doctor has identified
the fungi, then he can prescribe the right dugs to use.

Using clean footwear all the time

Treating fungi infections are difficult because they tend to
resurface when the environment is favorable for fungal
growth. For starters, you should always wear clean shoe
and socks. You should disinfect all the footwear that you
use and allow them to aerate when you have the time. You should avoid wearing
wet footwear and socks because wet and warm environment are the preferred areas
of fungi.
Allow your feet to "breathe"

You should also avoid wearing shoes when you don't have to. This will limit the
accumulation of sweat. Sweating in the socks also promotes fungal growth and it
makes your feet smell awful. Ventilation will prevent sweating and this will help
the antibiotics work by preventing any more fungal growth.

Nail care

You should also make sure to keep your nails short and clean. short nails are
preferable. This will take away creases where fungal spores and moisture might
accumulate. You should also avoid unhygienic nail salons.