Generally speaking, there are two types of foot fungus. One type infects the foot, while the other infects the nails. Both are curable, but for some reason not all people react with the same speed to the same type of medication. Since there is a bit of difficulty with the medication process, the best thing to do is avoid getting the fungus. This may prove difficult as well since the fungus exists everywhere, but there are some actions we may take to ensure that they stay away from us.
1) Keep a strong immune system This is particularly important because there is fungus already in the environment, and all they are waiting for is a moment of weakness in order to penetrate our system. Best thing to do is maintain a healthy diet, get exercise and get the prescribed amount of rest. Very basic items that we tend to forget.
2) Keep the feet clean Take time to clean the feet, especially between the toes. Don’t give in to the temptation of just a cursory wipe when you’re already tired. Leaving the feet dirty, especially when we sleep, would give the fungi time to multiply.
3) Wear clean socks since we keep our feet in our shoes, some may want to repeat the socks they use for days on end. This would not be hygienic, especially when the socks start to smell. Remember, fungi love dark, damp places. Socks, especially when kept inside the shoes, are the perfect breeding ground for fungi. When they start to smell, chances are the fungi have already infected the sock.
If we find ourselves victims of the fungi though, we need not despair. The first thing to be done is to make sure that it truly is a fungus and not something else. Consulting a medical practitioner would take care of this, and it would come with advise regarding medication as well. Listen carefully and follow the instructions that he provides.
For supplementary drugs, one may do a search on-line as well. There are a lot of recommended natural drugs that could take care of the different types of foot fungus. Just make sure to check the instructions of these natural drugs as well, and check the feedback also. A lot of people post fake drugs on the internet just to make a sale, but they do no good for the feet. Always go for those that are recommended by your physician, and take into consideration your budget as feet medication at times needs to be applied daily for months at a time before the proper effect is achieved.