Toenail fungus is very common. You can catch it from the swimming pool or after you have walked bare feet in a public place, such as at the pool, at the sea side or in the common bathroom or shower at the gym. There are many types of fungus that can cause the toenail infection and they are very contagious and transmitted fast and easily in moist and warm conditions. Onychomycosis is the most popular fungus that causes the toenail bed fungus infections and it is very common in saunas, gym showers or in swimming pools. However, it isn’t hard to avoid getting infected with it in these places, you just have to wear flip-flops or water sandals and you will have no reason to worry.
What happens when you contact the fungus?
Whether you contact Onychomycosis or any other type of fungus, the symptoms and signs will not appear immediately. It will take a period of time until the damage will be visible, but you should be very attentive and notice the early signs. These signs include a bad odor, discoloration of the nails and even thickening of the nails. It is best to treat the problem and cut it from its roots from the begging, when you first notice the incipient signs, because later on it can be very hard to treat it. Therefore, if you notice something abnormal with your toenails and you know you were in contact with possible infested water, go to the pharmacy and buy a topical cream. It can be very effective and the differences can be seen even after a few days, a week or application. This way you will avoid a more difficult treatment in the future, when you might need to have your nail removed because it cannot be cured.
Treatment and prevention
Yellow Toenails Cured provides different methods and tips to solve your problem. You can choose the over the counter products and this is the first step for most patients and if this doesn’t work the prescribed drugs will be following. However, in some cases laser treatment is needed, but this is a very rare situation. However, you don’t want to be in this situation and the best treatment is prevention.
It is best to avoid getting infected than treating it and it isn’t that hard. First of all, as said before, don’t walk bare foot in public places. Second of all, keep your hygiene at high standards. Wash your feet daily and wear cotton socks. Keep your shoes clean and avoid staying with your feet in wet socks and shoes. This is very important when you are exercising and to avoid sweating you should use feet deodorants and cotton socks.