An Article Written By New Step Podiatry
Did you know that certain types of fungus that cause fungal toenails and tinea (athlete’s foot) can be found in soil?
Moist soil and moist, warm compost are a great growing environments for fungus, just like inside your shoes!
Here are some tips to keep your feet less prone to a fungal infection when gardening with soil and compost.
- Avoid wearing old, mesh uppered joggers.
- Avoid wearing crocs.
- Try to wear boots with an impermeable surface.
- Soon after you finish gardening, really wash your feet with soap and water, twice.
- Use a scrub brush to gently wash soil trapped down the edges of your toenails.
- Dry well between your toes and the rest of your foot.
If you are already using an antifungal treatment for toenails and/or skin, apply your treatment now!