Fungal Nail Infections
Fungal Nail Infection Treatment
Fungal nail infections are relatively common. A fungus in the toenail area causes nails to become discoloured, warped and brittle.
Fingernails can also be affected by fungal nail infections, but toenails are much more commonly affected.
Causes and Symptoms
The fungi that cause fungal nail infections thrive in warm, moist environments, so you are much more likely to develop an infection if you wear shoes that make your feet hot and sweaty. They are the same fungi that cause athlete’s foot, so if you have athlete’s foot this could spread to your toes too.
Like with athlete’s foot, fungal nail infections can be spread from person to person. So if you have an infection you should try and avoid spreading it by sharing nail clippers or walking barefoot in damp communal areas.
A fungal nail infection usually starts at the sides of the nails, with discolouration and thickening of the nail, and the spreads to the centre too. Nails become brittle and pieces can break off. The area around the nail may also become sore and painful.
Preventing Fungal Nail Infections
As mentioned, you can catch fungal nail infections from other people who have them. Therefore, it’s good practice to avoid using other people’s nail clippers and foot files etc. You should also be careful of walking barefoot in areas such as swimming pool or gym showers and changing rooms. It’s best to wear flip flops to protect your feet.
However, the fungi causing the infections also live naturally on your skin. It’s only when they multiply that they cause infections. Because warm and moist environments encourage this multiplication, you should try to keep your feet as clean and dry as possible. Wear breathable shoes or sandals wear possible, wash and dry your feet regularly, and wear clean socks each day.
At Tower Health we sell Breathable Socks that are perfect for preventing fungal nail infections, amongst other foot issues. The breathable properties of the fabric help feet to stay cool and less sweaty, taking away the conditions that fungi love. The socks have both antibacterial and fungicide effects to help keep your feet and toenails fresh and healthy. They also contain valuable sea algae and silver ion extracts to nourish and care for your feet.
Treating Fungal Nail Infections
Once you have a fungal nail infection, as well as practicing all the above steps to prevent it from worsening, you need to treat the infection at the source. Mycosan Fungal Nail Kit is the perfect way to do this. It is an easy-to use solution and you can see visible improvement in just a few weeks. The brush-on serum contains a patented active ingredient that helps to neutralise the fungi that cause the infection. The kit also contains 10 nail files for filing down parts of the nail that have become brittle. Stop fungal nail infection from spreading further and rapidly improve the symptoms of existing infection. This is a safe and natural option that helps to clear up your fungal nails quickly and easily.