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Prevent Fungus Recurrence: 5 Ways to Sanitize Toenail Clippers

There are many often-overlooked reasons why toenail fungus either comes back or never seems to go away in the first place. If you got it from walking around a hotel shower, a swimming pool deck, or a gym locker room floor, then you obviously know to cover your feet with flip-flops or water shoes. What you may not think of is the fact that fungal spores can live on all kinds of surfaces for months — including metal toenail clippers! So when you cut your fungal nail with your clippers, you can easily transmit the fungi to other toenails or fingernails — and even reinfect yourself — if you don’t properly sanitize your clippers. We’ll give you a few different ways of doing that.

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Did you remember to sanitize these?
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Is Laser Nail Fungus Removal Worth The Money?

The microbes that cause toenail fungus are lurking everywhere in our environment — on gym floors, near swimming pools, on our clothing, and in our own backyards. Not surprisingly, 1 out of 10 adults will develop onychomycosis at some point. The nail swells, yellows, and becomes brittle at the edges. Unfortunately,  it’s not as easy to get rid of as it is to catch. Laser nail fungus removal represents the latest advance in onychomycosis treatment, but it’s expensive. The question remains: Is laser treatment for fungal nails really worth it?

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What Causes Toenail Fungus — Tight Shoes?

Are you wondering what causes toenail fungus? Do you wear a lot of pointy, high-heeled shoes or dress shoes? Are you finding that your feet appear to be in-between sizes and you are regularly wearing shoes that feel a tad too small? The problem many people make is that they try on shoes first thing in the morning, before the feet have had a chance to swell to their maximum size. This leaves many individuals with cramped toes — and some experts say that’s cause for chronic toenail fungus.

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