4 Boot Care Tips to Keep Nails Fungus Free in Cold Weather

As the temperatures continue to drop, most of us are bundling ourselves up with thick socks and closed-toe shoes or boots. While this works to keep us nice and warm, thick socks and boots can also increase the risk of toenail fungus.

The dark, warm, and sometimes moist environment in boots creates the perfect conditions for fungus to live and grow and thrive. This is why it’s important to properly take care of your boots to ensure a quick and speedy recovery from toenail fungus and to also prevent future infections.

With the help of the Cure-Ex laser treatment for nail fungus combined with these maintenance tips, you’ll be fungus free in no time! Keep reading to learn more and be prepared this winter.

How to Kill Fungus in Boots

An important aspect of treating and preventing toenail fungus is proper boot maintenance. Keeping your boots and socks clean will significantly assist in preventing and treating toenail fungus during the colder months. Follow these tips to easily keep your boots clean and your feet healthy:

Air Drying

Moisture build-up in boots is one of the most common causes of toenail infections. This is especially common during colder, wetter months like fall and winter. However, air drying your boots in the sun each day is a simple, but effective preventive measure. Setting your boots in a dry, sunny area will help keep moisture at bay and help fight back against existing spores.  

Spray Your Boots with a Disinfectant

Disinfectant sprays are a great tool for preventing toenail funguses caused by wearing and sweating in boots. Not only do the sprays work to kill bacteria that can cause fungus and other foot problems, but they also work well as a deodorizer for your shoes. This can be helpful if you have an existing fungus, since they often come with an unpleasant odor.

Switch Your Boots

Although following this tip won’t technically kill any existing fungus in your boots, it is a great way to prevent any from growing in the first place. Especially if you suffer from recurring toenail fungus growth, it’s helpful to try rotating the boots you wear on a regular basis. This way, you can wear one pair while the other is drying after being disinfected, giving each pair a chance to fully dry so that moisture doesn’t become locked inside and become a risk to your toes.

Wash Your Socks Frequently

Boots and socks go hand in hand - that is, to take care of your boots, you also have to take care of your socks. If you already know you have a potential fungus, it’s crucial that you never wear the same pair of socks twice without washing them.

While socks can provide a good barrier between your feet and your boots, they can also trap moisture extremely well, leading to potential nail fungus infections. When storing your socks, make sure to keep them in a cool, dry place at all times, and always make sure to wash them as soon as possible after wearing them.

Cure-Ex Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus

If you are currently suffering from a toenail infection, one of the easiest and most effective treatments is laser treatments like the Cure-Ex. The Cure-Ex is safe, painless, and has no side effects. Further, unlike oral and topical treatments - such as pills, polishes, and creams - the Cure-Ex laser treatment targets the fungal pathogens inside, effectively killing fungus at the source and preventing future regrowth.

Are you looking for a safe, painless, and effective treatment for toenail fungus? Keep your feet healthy and clean, even while wearing boots all day, with the Cure-Ex!