It is possible for nail fungus to worsen in the spring, although the reason for this is not fully understood. One theory is that warmer weather and increased humidity create a more favorable environment for the growth and spread of fungal infections. Additionally, people tend to wear closed-toe shoes and socks more often during the winter months, which can create a moist and warm environment for fungi to thrive in, and this can lead to more severe infection by the time spring arrives. It’s important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have a nail fungus infection, regardless of the time of year.
Here are some tips on how to treat and prevent nail fungus more actively in spring:
Keep your feet clean and dry: Wash your feet daily, and thoroughly dry them after bathing or swimming. Avoid wearing damp socks or shoes.
Wear breathable shoes: Choose shoes that allow your feet to breathe, such as those made of leather or canvas. Avoid plastic or synthetic materials.
Use antifungal powders or sprays: Apply antifungal powders or sprays to your feet and inside your shoes to help prevent fungal growth.
Trim your nails: Keep your toenails short and trim them straight across. This will help prevent the fungus from spreading.
Use antifungal nail polish: Apply the antifungal nail polish to infected nails to help treat the infection.
Consult a doctor: If you suspect you have a nail fungus infection, see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. They may recommend antifungal medications or other treatments.
Avoid sharing personal items: Don’t share towels, socks, or shoes with others, as this can spread the infection.
By following these tips, you can help prevent and treat nail fungus more actively in the spring.