Prevent Bad Toenail Fungus


People who have had toenail fungus must work harder to Prevent Bad Toenail Fungus from ever coming back. They are at increased risk due to the space under their nails! If you have had bad toenail fungus or are worried about it, the best way to prevent it is to keep it out from under the nail.

The Complete Toenail Fungus Treatment Guide

 A less pink nail bed makes the nail yellow, not the fungus!


Fungus can only get Under an Already Damaged Toenail:

If you are completely healthy and your toenails are free of inflammation, poor blood flow or microtrauma – you will probably never develop nail fungus. If you were tight shoes where your toenails are constricted and swollen , have stiff toes, overwork them or have hammer toes then fungus is able to enter through little microscopic cracks under and around your toenail. What makes it worse is if you have poor blood flow due to smoking, diabetes or any other systemic problem; your immune cells can’t get there to fight off the fungus.

Learn more at The Complete Toenail Fungus Treatment Guide


Prevent Bad Toenail Fungus

It is essential that you start to control your sweating, correct your footwear (and throw out the disgusting gym shoes!), use anti-sweat powders and use lysol to spray down your old shoes.


  • Control your sweating! People at risk for this are labor workers, people on their feet for a long time and athletes. It is not always possible to wear shoes that air out your feet. So get your hands on an anti-sweat powder like gold bond or ask your pharmacist what they have available in the local drug store.  If you can wear sandals or a non-occlusive shoe or sock. Wear that too!


  • Wearing socks if you were not previously using them can be fantastic. The best socks for summer are synthetic socks and the best socks for winter may be wool socks, these decrease friction and prevent callus formation. Combine this method with the vasoline or petroleum jelly method above to greatly decrease friction.

Bad Shoes

  • Use a Brannock device to measure your proper shoe size. Most people increase their foot size as they get old. Use this the metal foot measuring device available at running shoe stores and the podiatrist’s office to get sized.

Throw Out Old Shoes

  • Don’t go crazy and throw out all shoes, but if they are really and smell maybe its time to get a nice new pair. If you decide to keep the shoes, at least  use Lysol to spray them down heavily at the very least.


Prevent Bad Toenail Fungus
Prevent Bad Toenail Fungus



  • Get gold bond or other anti-sweat foot gear.


  • Spray down all the shoes and socks that you have worn since you’ve had the fungus, or at least power wash everything a few times!


Stop Foot Fungus As Well:

Foot Fungus if not stopped can also just as easily crawl up your leg and re-infect you!

For more on how to Prevent Bad Toenail Fungus:

The Complete Toenail Fungus Treatment Guide



Other Related Nail Problems:

See if any of these other problems apply to your situation!

  1. Toenail Fungus

  2. Very Long Toenails

  3. Ingrown Toenail

  4. Toenail Falling Off

  5. Black Streaks Under The Nails

  6. White Patches On Toenails

  7. Black Spot Under The Toenail

  8. Red Spot Under The Toenail

  9. Toenail Coming Off The Nail Bed

  10. Toenail Psoriasis 

About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.