Fungus thrives in warm and moist areas. This makes shoes the ideal place for a fungal infection to take over your nails. There are a few things you can do to prevent this problem from occurring. First of all, make sure that you keep your feet clean and free from nicks or cuts. Wear shoes that allow your feet to breathe, and if you sweat a lot during the day, change your socks multiple times. Always wear your sandals if you are using a communal shower at the gym, and dry your feet thoroughly after showering.If you think you have contracted a nail fungus call Dr. Mitchell Wachtel today at (978) 794-8406 or book an appointment online in one of our three Massachusetts locations. Let us help you fight your fungal infection and keep your nails healthy and strong.