What does a Fungal Nail infection look like? How do I prevent it?
Check if it's a fungal nail infection
Fungal nail infections are common. They're not serious but they can take a long time to treat. They usually affect your toenails, but you can get them on your fingernails, too.
If you have diabetes, you should see a foot specialist (podiatrist) because any foot injury or infection can lead to complications of diabetes.
PREVENTING FUNGAL NAIL INFECTIONS
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.
To prevent fungal nail infections:
treat athlete's foot as soon as possible to avoid it spreading to nail
keep your feet clean and dry
wear clean socks every day
wear flip-flops in showers at the gym or pool
throw out old shoes
do not wear shoes that make your feet hot and sweaty
do not share towels
do not wear other people's shoes
do not share nail clippers or scissors