You may just think it is just natural to see some yellow tinge on your nails. You might even pass it as a discoloration caused by your regular salon visits for a fresh manicure and pedicure. If you knew that this could signal something else, you will do something about it right away. Yes, the yellow discoloration that starts to form at the tips of your nails could actually be manifestations of a fungal infection called onychomycosis.
If left untreated, the fungi on your nails will soon multiply. Once the infection becomes severe, your nails may get too thick and may even cause your nails to crack and be painful at times. By then, you might need more intense treatment to get rid of the fungi totally. But even before that happens, you should know how to prevent best fungal nail treatment.
Tips On How To Prevent and Treat Nail Fungus
1. Keep your feet and hands clean and moist-free Fungi thrive in warm and moist places.
That means you will need to keep your hands and your feet clean and dry. Make sure that everything you put on them is also clean and sanitized. Your gloves, socks, stockings, and pantyhose, and even your shoes may just be the next breeding ground for bacteria, germs, and fungus. Alternate wearing these items with any of their alternate items (i.e closed shoes and open-toed footwear or another pair of shoes, etc.).
You may also need to sprinkle an antifungal powder or apply an antifungal cream on your feet to provide double protection to your nails and your feet. Once your socks become damp with sweat after a workout or from wearing shoes for some time, make sure you change them. (more…)