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Nail Fungus: Reasons for getting it, Prevnetion and Treatment


What are the Reasons for getting Nail and Skin Fungus?

The main questions that come up over and over from patients is “how did I get nail fungus” or “why did I get nail fungus”?  The answer is multi-faceted and I will try to present a list of common reasons below.

Nail Fungus


Fungus is a type of mold that exists all over the world and on all surfaces around us. In the case of nail fungus, it can cause unsightly, thick, deformed, yellow nails.  Learn More About Nail Fungus

Reasons for getting nail fungus:

  • Family history of nail fungus
  • Sweat in shoes
  • Weak Immune System
  • Had Skin/Nail Fungus in the Past
  • Wear the same shoes everyday
  • Dont change socs everyday

These are a small number of the common reasons for nail fungus. There are many others that are far more complex. So the questions is what can you do to prevent and treat nail fungus?

Tips to Prevent Toenail Fungus:

Using these simple tips can help prevent common nail fungus from occurring.  I would suggest you consider using PEDIMD nail treatment system in order to prevent nail fungus or treat nail and skin fungus.  It is simple and clinically proven to work.

How to control Cracked, Yellow, Thick Nails and Itchy, Peeling Skin


“My feet sweat, I have itchy peeling skin, unmanageable odor, thick, cracked, yellow nails and unmanageable fungus infections keep reoccurring. Dr. Bob what do I do?”

         As a practicing podiatrist and fungus expert for over a decade in Los Angeles, CA; I hear (and smell) this very quote almost daily. Weather it’s peeling itchy skin in-between toes, thick, yellow, cracked nails or a fungal odor that fills the room every time you take off your socks; Let’s discuss some simple steps to help remedy these issues.  
Peeling, Itchy, Smelly Foot
         Moisture is one of the main causes of fungal infections of the skin and nails. This is due to the fact that fungus loves moisture.  The process is quite simple.  As your feet sweat moisture and heat build up in shoes creating the perfect breeding ground for fungus.  Thus, the fungal cells multiply and overpopulate the skin and nails, leading to an infection.  Although fungal infections are not dangerous and do not cause internal body infections, they can cause unsightly changes to the skin and nails including: peeling and blistering skin, inflamed toes, irritated skin in-between toes, cracking yellow nails, and a stinky stench.

So what do you need to do?  Most important is to keep your feet dry.  Try using an anti-perspirent spray on the skin.  This can be the same type used for under the armpit. 

In addition, try to wear new socks every day and make sure they are moisture resistant.  For athletes worried about fungus, try using coolmax socks and for dress socks try using wool or polyester because cotton holds moisture. 

Finally, consider using a product to help prevent nail and foot fungus infection and also to help treat the infection if it persists. PediMD Skin Moisturizer has anti fungal properties that can treat and rehabilitate the skin while also helping moisturize and prevent future fungal infection. PediMD Nail Lacquer can help treat fungus and to recover nails from being thick, yellow and cracked. The PediMD Nail Treatment can also be used as a sealant to prevent toenail fungus infections from reoccurring.

Control Cracked, Yellow, Thick Nails and Itchy, Peeling Skin with PediMD


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