Saturday, September 23, 2006

Avoiding Nail Fungus

Avoiding Nail Fungus
By Paolo Basauri

Canesten Clotrimazole SolutionAvoiding nail fungus should be an automatic program in your mind. Something that in the end you don't think about it, you just do it. Many of us have had no experience with nail fungus while we were growing up whatsoever, and those ugly ads with nasty fungus pictures didn't help us all to learn proper prevention. I kind of blocked the nail fungus with its nasty images from my mind. That is until the problem came very close to me...

Some years ago, someone close to me had to deal with nail fungus. For those of you who don't know, the healing process is very long, it takes several months to the nail to fully heal. During this time is very common that the nail fungus tries to spread again, so treatment should be applied daily. Nail fungus is an embarrassing problem, even more so when it is summer and everybody wants to go the beach.

After seeing that, and knowing that nail fungus is a more common problem than we think, I decided to get informed on nail fungus prevention. I found out that in fact preventing nail fungus is very easy, but we often overlook avoiding situations that put us at risk. Here are the best things we can do to avoid nail fungus infect our lives:

Nail fungus likes to live in warm moist environments. So if you wear sneakers or shoes all say, it would be a very good idea to let your feet breath every now and then. If you're in your house it is easy, and if you're outside and you have to wear shoes, go to a bathroom for a while and take them off along with your socks, then go back to the world.

Nail fungus appears most of the times on hot places. And in these hot places there are pools to refresh us. And in these pools we are at risk. What to do? After going to a pool, wash your feet and hands very well with soap. It is better if we use an anti bacteria soap. If you are then going to use a public shower, please wear sandals! I think this is why this person close to me got infected. Public showers host easily fungus, because they provide the perfect environment.

It is very easy as you see. I would say it is common sense. However most of us, including me often neglect these recommendations. This will help you a lot, along with daily use of anti-fungal powder in your feet and shoes, you should not have any problem. But if this occurs, go immediately to see the doctor. The sooner you go, the easier to get rid of nail fungus.

About the Author
Paolo Parodi is an expert author who writes for
Nail Fungus Remedies. Find more information on avoiding nail fungus, prevention issues and answers to you most common nail related questions.

Picture: Canesten Clotrimazole Solution is a popular anti-fungal treatment for nail fungus (Australia).