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How can we prevent toe nail fungal infection? What is the recommended diet?

• Onychomycosis means fungal infection of the nail.
• It is the most common disease of the nails.
• This condition may affect toenails or fingernails.
• Toenail infections are particularly common.

Simple tips to stop spreading

• Wash your hands with soap and water after coming into contact with the infected area.
• After bathing, wash out the tub or shower with an antiseptic cleaner such as Lysol.
• Don’t share towels, and keep your linens and towels clean.
• Wash your socks twice in extra-hot water to kill fungal spores.
• Never wear the same pair of socks more than once without washing them first.
• Wear thongs in public showers.
• Keep your feet dry, and use over-the-counter treatments to clear your infection quickly.

Diet for Toe Nail Fungus

1. Immune-boosting foods
• Include some of these immune-boosting foods in your diet: broccoli, red meats, and scallions.

2. Healthy and Balanced Diet
• Avoid eating baked products and products that have high yeast content in them.
• Avoid alcohol, sugar, cola drinks and grains.
• Eat a healthy and a balanced diet, avoid processed foods.
• Your diet must include fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables.
• Avoid fried and greasy food.
• Garlic has a good anti-fungal property
• Eat raw garlic or include it in your diet.
• Foods high in vitamins, mineral and nutrients generally strengthen your immune system.
• If your immune system is strong then the body is able to fight off the fungal infection

3. Foods that are regarded as being bad for fungal infections are:
• Acidic foods
• Alcohol
• Cheese (made from bovine milk)
• Chocolate
• Coffee, aerated drinks or any caffeinated beverage
• Corn syrup
• Food additives
• Hydrogenated fats
• Junk food like pizza, hotdogs and hamburgers
• Mono sodium glutamate
• Refined oil
• Salt (table salt and refined salt)
• Spicy food
• Sugar

4. Foods that are believed to be good for certain types of fungal infections include:
• Yogurt (The plain and unflavored kind)
• Garlic
• Onions
• Vinegar
• Oatmeal
• Applesauce
• Mashed beans

General Tips for Toe nail Fungus prevention

• Move away from moisture.
• Dry thoroughly between your toes.
• Wash your feet twice a day with soap and water.
• Go barefoot or wear sandals or open-toed shoes whenever you can, when not in a moist environment.
• Medicate: These products come in creams, sprays, or solutions and contain tolnaftate (Tinactin), miconazole (Micatin), or undecylenic acid (Desenex).
• Be persistent.
• Don’t bleach.
• Treat your shoes with Lysol spray or an anti-fungal spray or powder every time you take off your shoes.
• The sunshine and circulating air will help dry out the shoes and kill fungus.
• Switch shoes at least every other day.
• Socks made of natural fibers such as cotton and wool help to absorb perspiration and keep the feet dry.
• Take care of the environment with open feet especially when it is moist.

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