Although your husband would be perfectly happy with an Ipad, the latest XBox, or tickets to the Superbowl for Christmas there's only one thing you really want to give him.
Toenails that won't gross you out every time you look at them.
You're so tired of having to harass him about his toenails. It seems like no matter how hard you've tried to tell him how much of a turn off his toenails are, getting him to go to a doctor is harder than getting him to do just about anything.
One thing is for certain, men hate being in pain and they care deeply about their families. Here is some sure fire ammo to get them to think twice about leaving their fungal toenails alone.
Fungal Nails Get Nastier and Cause Pain Over Time
Fungal nails usually don’t just sit there without changing. Just like any good fungus they replicate and grow legs or hyphae. Imagine a root system on a plant spreading out—well fungus does the same thing on your nails. The only way you’re going to stop them in their tracks is by treating them. And the sooner you treat them, the less likely they’ll get thick and cause pain.
Toenail Fungus Can Spread to Family Members
So he might not care about how they look, but he probably cares a lot about passing it on to you and the kids. Until you can convince him, here are some stopgap measures that can help it from spreading.
keep his toenail clippers segregated from everyone else’s and/or sterilize them every time he uses them with alcohol
wash his socks every time he wears them
don't allow anyone else to play around or wear his shoes
Diabetics with Toenail Fungus Are More Likely to Need a Toe Amputation
If your husband has diabetes and toenail fungus, this is a really bad combination. When compared to diabetics without toenail fungus, diabetics who do have it have are 3 times more likely to form ulcers which lead to amputations. If this doesn't scare him into doing something about his toenails, I don't know what will.
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