Regularly inspect your feet for signs of tinea pedis (Athlete’s foot)
Clip your fingernails and toenails short and keep them clean.
Avoid cutting your cuticles
Keep your hands and feet cool and dry (ie, change socks and shoes if they become moist from perspiration)
Wear breathable socks
Wear shoes or flip-flops at public pools, gyms, locker rooms and showers.
Avoid shared, unsterilized nail manicure equipment
When visiting a nail salon, choose a salon that is clean and licensed by your state’s cosmetology board. Make sure the salon sterilizes its instruments (nail clippers, scissors, etc.) after each use, or, you can bring your own.
Don’t shave your legs for at least 24 hours before a pedicure, because shaving may cause nicks and breaks in the skin that could lead to infection.