Toenail Fungus and Foot Infections

Wouldn’t it be terrible to contract athlete’s foot or a toenail fungal infection?

When I was in the Navy, it was a requirement to wear rubber shower shoes when taking a shower. This was a preventative measure against any type of foot fungal or bacterial infections being contracted from someone else.

There are lots of people that live in close quarters with others or share common shower facilities. One big example that comes to mind is many college dormatories and gymnasiums. Be sure to protect your feet if you are utilizing bathrooms, showers, or other facilities that are shared by many people.

Fungal and Bacterial Conditions, including athlete’s foot, occur because our feet spend a lot of time in shoes – a warm, dark, humid place that is perfect for fungus to grow.

Fungal and bacterial conditions can cause dry skin, redness, blisters, itching, and peeling.

If not treated right away, an infection may be hard to cure. If not treated properly, the infection may reoccur.

To prevent infections, keep your feet – especially the area between your toes – clean and dry.

Change your shoes and socks or stockings often to help keep your feet dry. Try dusting your feet daily with foot powder. If your foot condition does not get better within 2 weeks, talk to your doctor.

But if you already have Athlete’s foot or toenail fungus, prevention may not do you a lot of good.

Here are some resources that might be helpful.

Athlete’s Foot

Remedies page with a listing on Athletes Foot

Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus

*This article speaks in general terms only.  If you have a specific questions about your unique health situation, ask your doctor for answers to those questions…

 

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