-Fungal nail infections LOVE feet that are warm & damp!
-Infection starts at nail edge & then spreads to the middle of the nail.
-Skin around an infected nail can be swollen & painful.
-The nail can get discoloured and lift off.
-The nail can also become brittle with pieces breaking off.
Avoid feet becoming too warm & sweaty;
-Keep feet clean & dry.
-Wear clean socks every day.
-Avoid shoes that make your feet hot & sweaty.
-Do not share towels, nail clippers or nail scissors.
There are over the counter treatments available in Pharmacies;
If you are diabetic check with your Pharmacist before using any OTC foot products.
Foot infection and/or foot injury – see you GP to avoid complications arising!