Fungal Nail Infections (cont.)
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After your fungal nail infection has been successfully treated, take steps to prevent the infection from coming back.
If you have diabetes, take special care of your feet to prevent nail infections. And if you smoke, try quitting.
If you have a mild fungal nail infection or are concerned about the risks of taking antifungal pills, try an antifungal medicine you put directly on your skin (topical medicine).
Some people find that tea tree oil or cream works well for treating and preventing athlete's foot and mild fungal nail infections.3 Some people have found a Vicks VapoRub to be useful for treating fungal nail infections.4
After an infection has cleared up, take steps to prevent it from coming back.
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