If you are looking for information on how to prepare yourself before nail fungal infection treatment, then you are in luck. This article is written for you to inform you that it is possible to prevent a fungal infection from taking hold and growing on your nails and to see if you can spot the symptoms. Nail fungal infections are caused by fungi known as dermatophytes. They feed off natural body proteins which are present in our hands and feet. To avoid a nail fungal nail infection, you must keep your hands and feet clean and dry at all times and always wear breathable footwear.
Make sure you have the right shoes:
Before treatment, you should make sure you have the right shoes. To prevent a fungal nail fungal infection you must ensure your feet and hands are always dry. You need to take your socks off before putting your bare feet in shoes. This is because the socks absorb all the moisture in your feet, and this will allow the fungus spores to grow faster. Once you wear shoes, the moisture will still be in your feet, and this can cause the fungus spores to spread rapidly.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap & water:
Once you know you must take your socks off; you should wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. This will prevent the spread of fungus spores. Then you should rinse your feet thoroughly with clean water. After you have washed your hands, you should pat dry rather than rub your hands because this will allow the fungus to get deeper into the nail bed and spread even more rapidly.
Buy some antifungal powder:
You should purchase some antifungal powder at your local pharmacy. The pharmacy sells creams to put on your infected nails, and then you should spray the lotion all over the area where the infection is. You should then use a nail clipper to trim the length of your nail. You need to keep the clippers in your hand and not run it across the floor. For the antifungal to work properly, you need to leave it on for a full 24 hours.
If you fail to follow the above step you could cause further infection. If you have filed the nail down and are using a file to file your nails, you should remove the protective film that surrounds the nail. The fungus will still be under the protective coating of the nail. You should clean the nail with warm soapy water and then rinse it well.