Toenail fungus is our biggest fear, so it’s very important to deal with it.
Nail fungus is nothing to be ashamed of, it’s not necessarily unkempt and dirty people who get nail fungus!
It rains a lot in Ireland, it’s very difficult to keep shoes dry and that’s one of the most important things.
If you work all day in closed shoes, you have to be very careful to keep your feet dry and your nails short. Long toenails can be pressed down by the shoe, skin-epidermis adhesion is damaged, air can get under the nail and there is a much greater risk of infection.
If there is already air under the nail, I recommend dripping a mixture of tea tree oil, lavender oil diluted with base oil under the nail plate 1-2 times a week to prevent nail fungus.
Bad news, I don’t recommend gel polish for toenails except occasionally, for weddings and holidays.
I took this picture of a new client’s feet after removing the gel polish. Very important, if you have gel polish on your feet, it should be removed after 4-5 weeks.
Once this has been done, the infected part should be removed, it is painless and can then be treated with antifungal drops bought at the pharmacy. It’s worth showing it to your doctor and if he thinks so he can prescribe medication. It can heal very nicely.
Also important! Use a separate towel for your feet, disinfect your bath and shower afterwards, and change your socks several times a day to keep your feet dry. You can also use a shoe disinfectant spray.
If you bring your shoes, I’ll disinfect them with a shoe disinfector.
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