Can you tell me how to prevent toe fungus in an elderly person with diabetes?
I’ll summarize some of the pertinent information here for you. First, fungus thrives where it’s warm and wet, like inside shoes or in public showers. The number one way to prevent toe fungus is to keep your feet dry. This may mean changing socks more than once per day.
Next, it’s a great idea to have at least two pairs of shoes so you aren’t wearing the same ones each day. That way a pair can air out and dry completely between wearings. You may prefer to wear sandals to help your feet stay dry.
I’d also recommend wearing flip-flops if you use a public pool or shower at the gym. In other words, don’t walk around barefoot.
When a person has diabetes, they are more susceptible to fungus. If this health condition affects you, take care with your diet in order to help your body fight infections. Also, see a medical professional if you suspect you have a fungal infection. It’s best to determine if it’s a fungus or a something else like nail psoriasis.
And if you want to treat toe fungus at home, there are easy remedies you can try. One is Vicks Vapor Rub, which contains the anti-fungal oil of thyme. Tea tree oil and castor oil also fight fungus, and so does apple cider vinegar. You can mix up a solution of vinegar with Epsom salt to soak your feet twice a day.
Wishing you health and well-being.