Fungus on Campus

It is a well-known fact that people enjoy having a nice bathroom with shower or a bathtub. It is also known that showering and taking baths are a way to relax after a long day at work or after a whole day of having college classes. We all like to relax in our bathroom and even to listen to music while having a nice hot shower. What happens when we have to share facilities? Well, that can be a hoot. Sharing a bathroom with other people can even lead to some undesirable side effects. It may even lead to getting toenail fungus. Yes, very awkward. If you do get toenail fungus, you will have trouble with treating that fungus.

These kind of situations are most common when living on campus. Life on campus has its advantages, but it has a well share of disadvantages as well. One of those disadvantages is certainly catching toenail fungus, among other things.

While living on campus, you will have to adapt yourself to any given situation. You will have to learn how to coexist with other students. Sometimes it will be rather difficult, but you learn while you live. The best way to avoid catching toenail fungus is to keep your facilities clean at all times. That can be difficult to achieve with so many people sharing the same bathroom, but it is the best way to avoid this kind of issue. You will obviously need to come up with a system. All those students who are sharing facilities will have to participate as well. Keeping a clean bathroom on campus means staying healthy.

However, if you are not able to keep the bathroom a 100% clean due to other people using the facilities as well, there is another way to prevent the foot fungus. You can wear flip flops in the shower. The flip flops will keep your feet off of the tiles, so that you won’t catch toenail fungus that was left behind by the previous user of that bathroom.

When in college, students tend to play sports. There is nothing wrong with that, but that is just another way to get infected. A gym or a locker room are places where people can easily catch foot fungus. You can never be cautious enough. You could get infected by using public facilities anywhere. It is a common fact, and you should do try to avoid going barefoot in those kind of places as much as you can.

To help you with prevention of this problem and reducing its recurrence, here is a list of foot hygiene steps you can take, based on information that we found on

  • keep your nails short, clean and dry, cut them straight across
  • change your socks often and use mostly cotton socks
  • do not go barefoot outside of your living area
  • never trim the skin around your nails

Those are some tips to help you ‘survive’ your college years. Just listen to common sense, keep as clean as possible, make sure to wear clean clothes (yours, do not borrow) and you will be just fine.