Dont go barefoot
Keep your shoes on while at public places (swimming pools, locker rooms, shoe stores) if you dont, we wont be responsible for your toenail health. Why worry? Warm, damp environments are a breeding ground for fungi and viruses, explains Phoebe Rich, M.D., a nail disorders expert and a clinical associate professor of dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Tip: If hose isnt offered when youre shoe shopping, ask for it.