Factors that influence successful eradication of the fungus
Fungi are widespread microorganisms, and it’s inevitable that you come in contact with them at some point in your life, especially considering the high prevalence of onychomycosis in today’s society. In fact, it occurs in 23% of Europe population, 20% across East Asia and in North America the incidence is up to 14%. The fungal infection is responsible for half of all nail diseases.
How did I get it?
However, there are some ways in which you can quickly get nail fungus:
- Nail trauma: if you have any cracks, cuts or opening in or around your nail, the fungi will use it as an entry point to the deepest layers of the nail. Make sure you protect your nails and stop the fungi to get there and cause onychomycosis.
- Cuticles: they serve a fundamental purpose to your nail. They secure the nail and act as a barrier for any germ that wishes to get past it and infect your organism. If you deal with recurrent nail fungus, you should avoid cutting them if you want to get rid of onychomycosis for good.
- Nails salons: you should be careful where do you choose to do your manicure and pedicure. Some salons don’t thoroughly disinfect their tools. Therefore, if the fungi are still alive on their instruments, they can easily infect your nail.
- Public places:walking barefoot in public areas, like the gym, locker rooms, or swimming pools can easily increase your chances of getting this condition simply because fungi live everywhere. It is especially true if there are other people around you with fungal infections as well. It spreads extremely easy.
- Skin conditions: some fungi cause skin conditions, such as athlete’s foot. It is the same fungi that also cause nail fungus so it can readily spread from your skin to your nails.
What can I do to treat it successfully?
Nail fungus is tricky to cure. These microorganisms that are causing your infection are not at all pretentious, and they can survive different situations. However, there are a few factors that can influence your chances of curing it entirely:
- Cure other underlying conditions: as shown before, curing skin conditions, cracks, and cuts in the nail or other illnesses that may affect your immune system are crucial for the successful eradication of nail fungus. If you don’t treat them, treating your nails alone won’t be enough in the long term because the fungi will come back.
- Avoid exposure: limit the exposure to possible places where you can get the fungi. If you have a family member with onychomycosis, don’t share socks or towels because the fungi will get to you as well. It’s useless to try to cure your nail fungus if you repeatedly expose your nails to the same agent that is causing your condition.
- Choose a proper treatment: if you want to improve your chances of success in treating it, you should look for topical antifungal products which offer good penetration, such as ZetaClear nail fungus. It’s also natural, has no side effects and offers great penetration to the nail.
Although this condition is rarely painful, it’s extremely unappealing, and you need all the help you can get to make sure you get rid of it, and it doesn’t come back. Consider these factors next time you chose a treatment and enjoy the freedom of healthy, strong nails.