Preventing fungal nail infection Fungal nail infections develop when your feet are constantly warm and damp. You’re more likely to get an infection if you wear trainers for a long time and have hot, sweaty feet. Treat athlete’s foot as soon as possible to avoid it spreading to the nails. To prevent fungal nail infection: keep your feet clean and dry wear clean socks every day don’t wear shoes that make your feet hot and sweaty wear flip flops in showers at the gym, pool etc don’t share towels throw out old shoes don’t wear other people’s shoes
The podiatrist role is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of lower limb disorders to relieve pain and maintain mobility. Whilst providing foot health services traditionally associated with chiropodists such as treating corns, callus and nail problems they also are qualified to treat people with diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and circulatory diseases and to treat sports injuries.
Nail and skin problems - any member of the Podiatry team can diagnose and provide a range of treatments for bacterial and fungal infections of the feet. Verrucae are caused by a virus .