If you have been suffering from toenail fungus problem for any length of time and uncertain how you have contracted it then this article will provide some hints of how it may have happened.
It is more likely that toenail fungus (aka dermatophyte) occur in toenails than finger nails because covered shoes are not normally aerated, causing the feet to sweat easily and thus creating moist environment favorable for breeding of toenail fungus in them. Fungi are tiny microscopic organisms that do not need sunlight to survive.
1. Wearing Tight Covered Shoes
Wearing shoes so tight that pinches the toes causing tearing of skin around the toe area or between the toenail and the nail bed creates a very easy environment for the toenail fungus to survive in the nails because it is a very habitable condition for it to grow in.
2. Using Infected Nail Files And Nail Cutters
If an individual has nail fungus problem patronizes the manicure and pedicure salons where they do not take Fungus Clear care of their nail files, then when other customers unaware of their own injured skin conditions comes along, the fungus may simply spread to him/her while using the infected nail files. Another possible cause is the sharing of nail cutters. If the user of the nail cutter has fungus infection it might get to you.
3. Walking Barefooted In Public Areas
Nail Fungus are tiny fungus organisms that can be easily contracted anywhere. When using shared bathrooms, swimming pools, showers and locker rooms, it would be good to wear slippers as frequent as possible and ensuring that the toenail areas are washed, cleaned and wiped dry thoroughly as often as it is necessary. The fungus which gets deposited on the floor as people walk around gets picked up by those who did not have them previously just by walking across the floor. So it is important to pay attention to this.
4. Frequent Prolonged Standing
Those who do a lot of standing such as athletes and dancers are prone to get infected if good hygiene habit is not observed. So whenever there is noticeable symptoms of nail fungus infection, treat the infection soonest you can.
5. Not Changing To Clean Socks Frequently
It is common among those who have sweaty feet to get infected. You should also be wearing socks and shoes that don’t hinder ventilation and allow to absorb the perspiration. If an individual doesn’t maintain good hygiene habits of wearing clean socks daily, then this is allowing dermatophyte to thrive in their socks and increase the chances to creep into their toenails.
6. Older Adults With Diminished Blood Circulation
Let me explain. Nail fungus is more common among older adults for several reasons. Those who are anywhere around 65 years old and above have diminished blood circulation, more years of exposure to nail fungi and because nails may grow more slowly as well as thicken with aging, making them more susceptible to nail infection.