Foot fungus can be a taboo thing to talk about but it really shouldn’t be. Cleveland Clinic says it’s estimated that around one in 10 people experience foot fungus. For people over the age of 70, that statistic actually jumps to 50-percent of people. It’s officially known in the medical world as tinea pedis and onychomycosis and luckily, it can be prevented.
It’s important to prevent foot fungus from spreading further and begin treatment as soon as you can. A big part of treatment is making some decisions in your day-to-day life that make it harder for fungus to thrive. Here are some tips on what you can do to stop foot fungus in its tracks.
How Do You Know It’s Foot Fungus?
Of all the conditions that can happen to your feet, developing fungus is one of the most common. It generally starts between the toes and can spread to the toenails and the rest of the feet. Some people may develop it on multiple toenails or even the skin between their toes. The fungus can grow due to a crack or cut in the toe.
Fungus makes your toenails look different. Cleveland Clinic says it can change colour and appear white, yellow, or brown. The toes may thicken or look cloudy in some spots, as well as crack or break. The toenail may also separate from the nail bed and leave space between the nail and skin underneath. Now that we know the telling signs of foot fungus, let’s take a look at how you can stop it.