Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner! You want your feet to look nice, without ugly, yellow toenails, Vicks VapoRub can help with achieving that goal.
You can catch a toe nail fungus in many different ways, in gyms, locker-rooms, hot-tubs, saunas, steam-rooms, swimming pools and showers, just walking barefoot in those places can cause you to get a fungal infection.
Sweating in your shoes and socks, is also the perfect breeding ground for fungal infections. You are more vulnerable to a fungal infection if you have tiny cuts between the nail and nail bed, as this opens the area up for the fungus to thrive.
Hands have better circulation , so the fingernails aren’t as vulnerable to infections as the toe nails are. Older people are more prone to get a nail fungus because their blood circulation isn’t as good anymore and they are less active.
As we age, our nails begin to thicken, making us more susceptible to fungal invasion.
Men are more at risk than women, and the tendency can be passed on genetically.
The best thing of course, is to prevent getting a nail fungus, so follow these tips:
Change your socks and shoes immediately after exercising and make sure your shoes are dry before using them again.
Wear flip-flops in public locker-rooms, saunas , by the shower and around swimming pools.
Buy organic cotton or hemp socks, they absorb sweat the best.
Treat athlete’s foot immediately to avoid infecting your toes.
Exercise to increase blood circulation to the toes
Keep your feet and toes clean and dry.
Avoid shoes that prevent ventilation of the feet.
If you did get a Nail Fungus on your nails, try Vicks VapoRub.
Rub it in your nails 2 times a day. Use a cotton swap to do this, be sure you do not dip it into your tub of Vicks VapoRub after you touched your nail, you do not want to contaminate the Rub.
The infected part of your nail will peel off or becomes “unattatched” to the matrix (the layer of cells underneath the nail), so cut off as much as possible to prevent it getting snagged on something and ripping off.
If the whole nail has fungus on it already,it may all come off. Be sure you sanitize the clippers with rubbing alcohol to prevent reinfection. A fresh new nail will grow back , be aware, that this process may take several months.
I covered up my toe with a band-aid since it happened to me during the summer, (of course!) nobody could see it and it protected the nail from getting caught on something.
I applied the Vicks VapoRub to my whole toe nail, the infected part peeled and fell off, but the uninfected part became really nice and pink and healthy looking!
I am currently testing, if using it as a preventive measure keeps nails from thickening, as nails tend to do as we get older. I will keep you posted!
If you use Vicks for a couple of weeks and see no difference, see a doctor.
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