Keeping oneself clean is very important and this should be the responsibility of each and every individual. Since the beginning of time, man has been able to know what will happen if cleanliness is not observed.
Proper hygiene does not only affect positively the health of individuals. When a person observes good hygiene they are in a better position to be confident. Many infections are caused by poor hygiene and this can be avoided with cleaning up. Cleanliness improves a person’s interpersonal skills meaning how they interact with other people.
This can be achieved through simple things like washing hands after using the washrooms, washing fruits, cleaning one’s house among others. All this is regardless of age as people of every age need to maintain proper personal hygiene with the old being help in doing this. Many people tend to focus mostly on some specific places but this should not be the case as every place needs to be cleaned.
Cleanliness is inclusive and no part of the body should be ignored. It is important to note that nails are essential when doing cleaning. These however when neglected can cause some problems which are usually mild to fatal. Both fingernails and toenails can be infected by a fungi which causes some kind of whitish or yellowish spots on someone’s nails and can also cause discoloring or thickening of the nails. In some cases, the nail fungus can be very painful and this as a result affects the use of people’s hands and feet. Nail fungus are in many cases found in old people but this does not mean it is exclusively for them.
Sweat and moisture are the main causes of fungal infections.
Professionals in this field have come up with findings that swimming can expose a person to fungal infections.
When there is no enough supply of blood to the nails, fungi can attack. When one has had previous history of fungal infection, they are likely to get it again.
For those who are not yet infected by fungus infection, a number of ways can be used to prevent it.
Using home remedies and mixtures like mouthwash deeping and baking soda can be used to treat the infections. This is encouraged especially for those who are not experiencing pain and the fungus has just started.
In extreme cases where the fungus leads to pain or complete colorization of the nails and prevents proper or normal use of feet and hands, one should seek medical attention. The pain can be treated with different medications. A special kind of nail polish has been devised to fight the infection. When the case is not bad one can take common antifungal drugs but in extreme cases cream is recommended.