Tinea unguium causes ugly deformity and discoloration of the nails, something nobody ever wants to see or get. But many people really do not realize just how easy it is to get a toenail fungus or a foot fungus.
Foot fungus or Athlete’s foot, also known as ringworm of the foot, is a fungal infection of the skin that causes flaking, scaling and itch of affected areas. These are the athletes foot symptoms. You may know already that nail fungus grows best in warm moist places, and can spread easily from person to person. Read more on symptoms and tinea versicolor cure here!
Below you find the most dangerous places to catch a tinea infection:
- Locker rooms
- Swimming pools
- Gyms and yoga classes
- Public showers
- Nail salon visits
- Hotel carpets
If you walk across a damp surface you are running a huge risk to catch a fungal nail infection. You will find this damp surfaces in swimming pool areas, gyms and yoga classes and public showers or anything else similar. Carpets in hotels are a paradise for any kind of microorganisms and fungi.
Even the average homeowners’ carpet hosts about 200,000 different bacteria on every square inch. Amazingly about 4,000 times as much as your toilet seat.
So remember, any place that is frequented by many individuals and where many men and women walk barefoot is the location from where you can get a nail fungal infection or foot fungus. You better keep wearing socks or flip flops in order to avoid athletes foot or nail fungus!
The use of a steam cleaner would be much advised because most vacuums don’t have the power to remove most of them. In order to lessen the amount of bacteria, you better remove shoes worn outside and change to inside shoes.