The truth about us woman is we spend more time on our face and hair, we neglect what’s working hardest for us – Our feet.
Fungal nail infections, onychomycosis occurs when bacteria and tiny organisms, fungi accumulates inside our nail bed. Well, because we live in a country which is humid all year round, our feet sweat, giving the stubborn nail fungus a chance to grow on skin or nails where it is most moist.
The most common symptoms of a fungal nail infection is when the nails start to discoloured with yellow or green tinge. It may also look like your white tip is becoming thicker in size, because it’s getting hollow from the bacteria. Another cause of it is trauma to the nails.
You could have accidentally bump into a chair, the corner of your bed frame or if someone stepped on your feet. Blood clot will appear within your nail bed and it looks bruised. This will progressively turn into an infection too.
How often do you wear covered shoes and sneakers? If its 5 to 8 hours a day, the best advice I can give you is to air your foot wear once you reach home and alternate a few pairs (which is a good excuse to buy more shoes, maybe?)
Do you remember how our mom always take our school shoes and dry it out in the sun? This is what we should do. It will also get rid of foot odour at the same time.
Keeping good foot hygiene is important. Put in your calendar a time for pedicure every 3 – 4 weeks. The nail hygienist will trim your toe nails, dig out all the dirt and build-up from the underside of your nails, clean up your cuticles follow by a good scrub, exfoliation and a relaxing massage to ease away all the tension and give your feet a good rub down. The most important part of it all, they will be able to detect any early signs of nail infection.