Daily routine of cleansing to prevent nail fungus

Nail fungus is not a life-threating condition nor a pressing health problem. However, it changes the appearance of the nail and makes it look unpleasant. Unfortunately, once you get it, it can be extremely difficult to eradicate and can reoccur if you don’t treat it properly. This is a condition that you should prevent and manage rather than cure it and for that, there are a few things you should know.

Cleansing to prevent nail fungus

How fungi get to my nails

The fungi are microscopic organisms that cause nail infection. They thrive in warm and damp environments, and they don’t need light to survive. It means that your toenails are the perfect place for them since they are covered by shoes and socks most of the times. They live by eating the nail tissue, especially keratin, which is the main protein in your nails responsible for their strength. As they feed on the tissue, they make their way into the skin under the nail. They cause your nail to become thicker, and in some cases, if you don’t start treatment, they lead to nail separation from the nail bed. Unfortunately, if the nail is lifted off its bed, it won’t reattach.

Fungal spores are everywhere. They are in the air as well, and when they get to your nail, they attach, and start to affect them. You can easily pick them up from public places such as swimming pools, locker rooms or at the gym if you walk barefoot.

How to stay ahead of onychomycosis

If you hope to avoid a fungal infection of the nail, there are some ways you can successfully prevent it:

  • You should always keep the nails of your hands and feet short. A lot of germs can live underneath your nail and cut them short will prevent any spread of unwanted germs.
  • Nail trauma is an excellent entry point for a lot of types of bacteria and fungi. Try to protect them as much as possible, like wearing gloves if you are doing something that might damage your nails.
  • If you have the habit of cleaning the debris underneath your nail with a sharp object, you should stop it. You can hurt the tissue in that area and push the germs inside. Simply clean your nails with water and soap, and you will successfully eliminate the unwanted debris.
  • Use ZetaClear topical antifungal treatment to avoid getting onychomycosis. Natural products such as ZetaClear offer good nail penetration and excellent protection for your nails against the fungi.
  • Make sure your nail salon properly disinfects their tools.
  • Change your socks twice a day and make sure your shoes fit adequately so your feet can breathe.
  • Try as much as possible to keep your hands and feet dry.
  • Nail fungus spreads incredibly quickly, especially if you expose yourself to somebody who already has the infection. Since they are organisms who live almost everywhere, it’s inevitable that you come in contact with them. If you adopt daily and rigorous cleansing routine, you prevent the fungi from flourishing and therefore, you avoid the infection.