Have you ever seen people who suffer from redness or itching in their skin? Maybe your friend’s nails are looking a little brittle and yellowish? Are your partner’s feet giving off a cheesy smell they can’t seem to get rid of? Then all of them have got skin fungi.
If you are worried about the possibilities of you yourself being affected by those ailments, don’t worry just yet, as there are ways to take care of yourself and your skin that are capable of preventing most fungal infections.
Do Not Share Clothing Or Shoes
Fungi are especially fond of dark, warm and moist places to grow. Most shoes and undergarments can be ridden with fungi, and towels can be especially malicious. Be wary of sharing clothes, especially with someone you know might be experiencing symptoms of fungal infections such as bad smells or itchiness.
This is especially applicable in public areas such as gym showers, pools and locker rooms where people share towels and flip-flops. Try to bring your own, keep them as dry as possible and avoid sharing them to keep fungi and yeasts away.
Keep Yourself Clean And Dry
The human body is very prone to produce mucous and liquid substances that can aid fungi growth in parts of our anatomies. Do not allow your hair to naturally air dry, use a towel to dry genitals, armpits and in-between fingers and toes. Bathing regularly and drying yourself with a clean towel goes a long way in keeping fungi away.
Take A Vitamin Supplement
Believe it or not, fungi are all around us. However, most of the time our body’s defenses are strong enough to ward off most infections, so to keep our immune system working like a well-oiled machine you can always take a few vitamins and supplements.
Prevent The Spread Of Infection
If you already have the infection or live with someone who has one, there are some things you can do to keep that under control.
Do not scratch your infection. Keep the area clean and dry. Eliminate fungi in objects such as combs and brushes by soaking them in bleach.
And, above all, use antifungal creams and shampoos to treat the infection and make it disappear.