How can I prevent toenail fungus?
The best ways to prevent infection are to:
- Inspect your feet and toes on a regular basis.
- Keep your feet clean and dry.
- Wash your feet with soap and water every day and dry them thoroughly.
- Change your shoes, socks, or hosiery every day.
- Clip your toenails straight across so that the nail does not extend beyond the tip of the toe.
- Use a quality foot powder like talcum, not cornstarch.
- Wear shoes that fit properly.