Even after successful treatment, nail fungal infections may come back. To lower your risk of recurrence, follow these tips, beginning with getting into the habit of keeping your nails short, dry and clean.
Avoid wearing old shoes, which can harbour fungi.
Sprinkle disinfectant or anti-fungal powder in your shoes and change your socks frequently.
Nail polish or artificial nails can trap moisture, which can worsen a nail fungal infection.
Such as sandals, flip flops or slippers, in communal areas (swimming pools, locker rooms, gyms, hotel rooms, etc.).
If you already have a fungal infection, use a different set of nail clippers or files for normal nails.