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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
April 27, 2017
Category: Toenail Fungus
Tags: fungal nails  

If the answer is yes, don’t bury your toes in the sand this summer just because you have unsightly toe nails. Fungal nails can be difficult to treat but Adam Mucinskas, DPM understands podiatric treatment and has plenty of tips to make sure your feet are ready for the beach this year.

Five Fun Tips to help you Fight Nail Fungus  (say that ten times fast)

Don’t Share ~ Your Mama may have taught you to share but this time it’s ok NOT to. When you are getting your feet ready for your Spring Pedi make sure the tools are brand new or cleaned properly before you let your attendant touch your feet. Another option is to bring your own tools. If the tools aren’t sterile and bacteria is still clinging to the edge, it could very easily transfer to you and cause a nasty infection.

Vinaigrette Feet? ~ Yes, cider vinegar has some healing properties that can fight fungus, who knew it was good for more than just salad. Mix it in with warm water and give your feet a good soak,  This should shield some bad fungi and fight the odds in the salon.

Frolic in the Sun ~ Fungus thrives in moist dark places, so let your feet out of the shade and into the warmth. Set them free with some natural exposure to the sun whenever you can. This will help keep them dry and eventually fungus free.

Sock Safety ~ Warm and fuzzy is great in the winter when your feet are cold but trapping your feet too long in the wrong type of socks can be bad. Let them breathe in cotton and keep the potential fungal growth to a minimum. Change them when they get wet and do not re-use them even after they are dry, the bacteria can still live there, waiting to get back in.

High and Dry ~ Keeping your feet dry is a key factor in killing fugus since bacteria can’t grow without moisture. Sneakers are notorious for attracting sweat throughout the day and leather can have the same effect. Using a towel to pad your feet dry is probably the most convenient but a blow dryer is a cool idea too.

If you suspect fungal nail has already set in to one or more of your toes call Feet First Foot Care LLC in Cromwell, Ct. at 860-632-5499 for an appointment. Catch it early so your feet can enjoy the sun and sand too! 

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