There are some public locations that many of us make use of where the agents that cause nail fungus are more likely to live. So that you don’t have to worry about how to cure toenail fungus, it is important to know how to avoid being in high risk situations. Read on to review the short list of places where nail fungus lives and how to avoid catching the infection.
1. Locker rooms and showers. Many people walk around barefoot in gym lockers and public showers. The floors are often cool and wet which make for a ideal situation for nail fungus agents to live and spread. ALWAYS wear shower shoes (plastic sandals) around the locker room and shower areas to keep your feet off the ground.
2. Nail salons. Be sure that your nail salon is very thorough in the way that they clean their tools between appointments. Poorly cleaned tools in nail salons are one of the most common ways that nail fungus infections are spread.
3. Public pools. For the same reason that locker rooms and showers are high risk locations for nail fungus, public pools are an area where nail fungal agents can live and spread. Wear sandals when walking around the pool to avoid direct contact with the ground.