When it comes to risk factors for toenail fungus it really vary’s from person to person, most people once they start seeing white spots on their toenail don’t pay much attention to it until it get’s really bad…
…and the scary part is that if you don’t treat your fungal infection, it can spread to other places on your body like your foot resulting in athlete’s foot or your skin resulting in jock-itch.
And while most people don’t pay attention to their toenail fungus…you can prevent the infection by avoiding the following risk factors.
Know Your Risk Factors To Avoid Toenail Fungus Infections:
Excessive Sweating – this is one main cause of toenail fungus infections, especially in people that love to work-out. If you hit the gym often, make sure you always have an extra pair of socks in handy. You never want to stay in those gym socks too long, as soon as you’re done take them off. (Fungus thrives in warm, moist, dark environments)
Walking Barefoot – you always want to make sure you wear sandals in damp public places like swimming pools, gyms, and shower rooms. These are the most common grounds for people to get infected with the fungus. ( don’t wear other people’s sandals or shoes to avoid catching the fungus)
Nail Clippers – you don’t want to share nail clippers with others because you want to avoid the transfer of nail infection from the previous user.
Diabetes – it can play a role in developing toenail fungus due to poor blood circulation, and impaired nerve function.
Age – As you get older you have a higher chance of getting toenail infections due to poorer circulation and your nails growing slower and thicker.
Keep in mind all of these risk factors all the time and you will decrease the chances of you acquiring fungal infections.
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