Health Tip: Keep Toenails Healthy
(HealthDay News) -- Ingrown toenails and nail fungus are just a couple of foot problems that may be prevented with proper care.
The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to help keep your feet and toes healthy:
Keep feet clean and dry, washing frequently with water and soap.
Properly trim your toenails, cutting them straight across.
Change socks and shoes frequently.
Wear shower shoes when in a public facility.
Inspect your feet regularly for wounds or signs of infection.
Make sure shoes fit properly, and wear socks made of synthetic materials instead of cotton, which tends to retain moisture.
Don't wear hosiery that is too tight.
Avoid polishing toenails that appear infected. Always disinfect any instruments used on your feet or nails.
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