Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

How to Avoid Catching a Nail Fungus Infection

By Reeve Tan Subscribe to RSS | August 7th 2012 | Views:

Fungi (in the case of nail fungus - dermatophytes) are ubiquitous. They are largely invisible, can live in a variety of environments are very easily spread. However, most fungi are most likely to thrive in warm, moist environments like bathrooms, locker rooms, gyms, and poolside as well as other places one hangs out barefoot such as yoga and Pilates studios.

So how does one pick up a nail or toenail fungal infection? Unsanitary nail grooming is by far the most common way. Not keeping the areas in and around the nail beds of both your hands and feet is the first step in creating good environment for nail fungus. The accidental spread of fungus can occur when using a contaminated manicure or pedicure tool. Simply by filing an infected nail and then moving on to an uninfected nail is a common mistake that easily spreads a fungal infection. Be sure to keep your personal nail care equipment clean and wash the tools regularly.

Simple exposure is another. So many times our skin, nails and cuticles have microscopic cuts and abrasions through which dermatophytes can enter. Protection and the use of preventative antifungal treatments in high risk environments can reduce this risk. Be sure to also keep the skin around your feet and hands will hydrated with a quality skin lotion so that the areas do not become dry and crackly. This can be an inviting situation for skin fungus to develop which can easily then become a nail fungus infection.

People who wear artificial nails are at a higher risk for developing nail fungal infections due to the microscopic damage that is caused to the nail plate. Visiting a clean and thorough nail technician goes a long way to help cut down on the development of these infections.

Finally, there are those individuals who simply are more prone to becoming infected with fungal infections, often due to a hereditary lack of immunity to the organism. That's not so unusual. Think of all the people who struggle with recurrent sinus infections, strep throat or warts. Typically their systems simply more prone to catching and transmitting these infections. While one doesn't have to simply give in to fate, those prone to nail fungus frequently become reinfected after even after successful treatment.

Other factors that can increase your risk of developing nail fungus include:

- Perspiring heavily

- Working in a humid or moist environment

- Having the skin condition psoriasis

- Wearing socks and shoes that hinder ventilation at absorb perspiration

- Walking barefoot in damp public places, such as swimming pools, gyms and shower rooms

- Having athletes foot

- Having a minor skin or nail injury, a damaged nail or another infection

- Having diabetes, circulation problems or a weakened immune system

More information please visit

Reeve Tan - About Author:
About -
A website specialize to help people to cure their toenail fungus with effective way with safe and fast products. Website also contain useful information and review to help people who suffering toenail fungus learn more about fungus and choose their product wisely so that they can cure their toenail fungus with most effective and suitable way for themselves.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Health Articles Subscribe to RSS

Best dental cure with Dentist in Delhi
Published by Akansha on January 5th 2012 | Health
The clinics of Delhi are well equipped with the combination of advanced dental surgery machines and ...
Insomnia treatment –cure for acute sleeplessness
Published by Robert Samuels on December 15th 2011 | Health
There are many types of treatments available for treating insomnia so that it is cured permanently a...
Now hair loss cure is at hand with the trioxinator
Published by Makjonson on February 10th 2012 | Health
Hair loss is a common problem that is presently faced by almost all people over the world. The triox...
Eczema cure providing permanent relief
Published by Mrserenity on June 22nd 2012 | Health
Eczema is a medical term that is widely used to describe a skin problem wherein a patient suffers th...
Back pain exercises- to cure the pain
Published by Jamessms on January 31st 2012 | Health
Life really becomes miserable with back pain and you as well as everyone in your family have to suff...
Natural cure for atrial fibrillation
Published by NinaCook on July 14th 2012 | Health
Natural treatment taking help of natural supplements should be under constant watch under proper phy...
Trioxinator the best and affordable solution for hair loss cure
Published by Makjonson on January 27th 2012 | Health
Trioxinator is a great product in the market for hair loss cure. It has been proved that it provides...
Proer ratio of xanax can serve you better cure
Published by Akansha on January 21st 2012 | Health
The xanax is a beneficial tablet for the numerous treatments but it could be harmful if you will you...
Natural remedies for hair loss cure
Published by Makjonson on February 3rd 2012 | Health
This article is focuses on the common problem of hair loss. Hair loss cure treatment can be taken to...
India, the ultimate destination for rejuvenation and cure
Published by Nathan Jone on January 18th 2012 | Health
Our body is a temple of good times. It is a temple because it rests a soul inside which dictates and...
Go for hair loss cure with the best hair loss treatment procedures in the market
Published by Makjonson on January 12th 2012 | Health
Although the hair loss cure process is quite costly and not hundred percent effective you can still ...
Best natural cure for cold sores
Published by Purx Health on April 6th 2012 | Health
The cold sore treatment which we offer to its clients is always satisfying them. The product Purx Re...
Experiencing hair loss? Consult a doctor and get effective hair loss cure
Published by Makjonson on January 19th 2012 | Health
When you suffer from hair loss usually a change in the lifestyle would work wonders. It is only in s...
Insomnia Treatments: Various methods to cure insomnia
Published by Robert Samuels on January 2nd 2012 | Health
Insomnia treatments vary greatly from one person to the other. This can be attributed to the very fa...