Can You Get A Perfect Pedicure If You Have Toenail Fungus?

Get A Perfect Pedicure If You Have Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus is not only unsightly but also challenging to heal. You can get a pedicure yourself at home if you follow what is discussed in this article. Nevertheless, first, let us learn what toenail fungus is? Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is an infection caused due to dermatophyte fungi that thrives in a warm and moist environment.

Get A Perfect Pedicure If You Have Toenail Fungus?

Get A Perfect Pedicure If You Have Toenail Fungus?

Unhealthy feet are more prone to developing toenail fungus. Toenail fungus is difficult to treat and takes time and patience to be eliminated. The symptoms of toenail fungus include yellow or white spots on the nail bed, cracked or crumbled nail plate, and thickened toenail in case of severe infection. However, there are treatment options to eliminate it.

Tips to get Pedicure if you Have to Toenail Fungus

If you have toenail fungus and you want to get a pedicure but salon has turned you down you can turn your bathroom into your spa zone and with simple precautions and have a pedicure at home but first you will have to get the following things:

Tips to get Pedicure if you Have to Toenail Fungus

Tips to get Pedicure if you Have to Toenail Fungus

Plastic rubber nail cuticle pusher

Sea salt

Foot repair cream

Cuticle trimmer

Foot soaking bath basin

Nail Clippers

99% isopropyl alcohol solution

Add the above items to your foot soaks and yes, do not forget the moisturizer. Make sure to get effective nail tools but not too costly ones so that you can discard them after 1 use.

Steps to give yourself a pedicure at home if you have toenail fungus

The first step is to fill your foot bath basin with lukewarm water up to the height of ankle. Make sure that the foot bath basin is clean. Underneath the basin, keep a thick layer of paper towel so that it captures excess of contaminated water. Add 2 cups of sea salt and a few drops of antibacterial essential oil. Now soak your feet for about 30 minutes and then dry your feet with paper towels. Make sure to rub the cotton pads between your toes.After drying apply non scented foot cream. Now layout your instrument and clip your nails as short as you are comfortable.

Steps to give yourself a pedicure at home if you have toenail fungus

Steps to give yourself a pedicure at home if you have toenail fungus

If nail is extremely brittle, do not cut them and allow your podiatrist to take care of the infected fragment of nail. With the help of plastic cuticle pusher, push back your cuticles to separate them from the nail bed. Avoid pushing the cuticles on deeply infected nails. With the help of cuticle clippers, remove the exposed cuticle. Apply only one coat of polish to the nail. However, better is to leave application of nail polish so that your nails could breathe. Sterilize cuticle clipper and cuticle pusher by soaking them for 5 minutes with high-grade isopropyl alcohol. When you are finished with the clean up throw away the used nail polish and disposable tools. If possible dump the bath basin else fill it with warm water and a cup of bleach to sterilize it.

How To Avoid Spreading Toe Nail Fungus

Toenail fungus spreads quickly. Avoid using the same foot soak basin for pedicures and soaks to prevent the spread. After use, sterilize the basin after dumping the used water outside. Avoid sharing nail tools with friends or family.Better, opt for disposal items for pedicure and sterilize the items that cannot be disposed. Used towels or rags should be, immediately put in the washer.

How To Avoid Spreading Toe Nail Fungus

How To Avoid Spreading Toe Nail Fungus

To beat toenail fungus be careful not to spread infection to other members at your home–or back to yourself. Treatment of toenail fungus may take several months, but you can clean your feet while you heal. Regular pedicures (without polish) aids the recovery. In addition, do talk to your doctor to address the root cause.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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