There are ways to avoid a toenail fungus infection. Good personal hygiene is the key to healthy toenails.
*Clip your toenails straight across, don't round off the edges. If your toenails are thick, file down the thickened areas. Leaving your nails short, dry and clean.
*After a shower or bath make sure your feet are completely dry, pay particular attention to between your toes. Don't disturb the skin around your nails, this will only invite germs to your nails.
*If you have sweaty feet you'll want to wear suitable socks that will keep moisture away. Cotton socks are better than wool socks for keeping your feet dryer. If you find your feet sweating during the day you should change your socks often. If appropriate, take your shoes off during the day. Wear different shoes every day allowing shoes to dry out.
*It will help to keep your feet dry with a medicated powder on your feet as well as inside your shoes.
*Wear shoes or flip flops at public places like when visiting public pools, showers, and locker rooms. A fungus toenail infection can spread from person to person.
*If getting a manicure or pedicure you want to go to a place that practices good hygiene. The implements they use should be clean and sterile. If allowed you can bring your own. Better safe than sorry.
*Keep your hands clean. Washing your hands after contact with a fungus toenail infection can prevent nail fungus from spreading to other nails because it will.
*Don't wear nail polish. This keeps air from the nail and moisture in and may make the infection worse. The same goes for artificial nails.
Follow this advice and you are certainly on your way to healthy toenails. If you are currently having a toenail fungus infection, you may want to see your doctor. It's good to get advice from your doctor, but remember that some medications from your doctor may have an adverse effect on your body. It's best to use a product that contains natural ingredients. The products shown here on this review site all use natural ingredients and are completely safe to use with no side effects.