Avoid using swimming pools, public showers, or foot baths. Wear sandals whenever possible or wear inflatable shoes alternating them every 2 or 3 days. Avoid wearing closed shoes and socks made of fabric that doesn't dry easily (for example, nylon). Treat the infection with recommended medications. Our feet get hot and moist due to sweat, sometimes causing a fungal nail infection.
There is no medical reason to prevent swimming with such an infection. Fungal nail infections cause nails to discolor and have an uneven texture. Athlete's foot is a common condition that can develop after spending time in a swimming pool. This condition can cause irritation, burning sensation, and cracking of the skin.
The fungus responsible for this condition thrives in warm, humid environments around swimming pools. Walking barefoot in these areas can significantly increase the risk of infection. To avoid athlete's foot when you're at the pool, make sure you wear appropriate footwear and dry your feet thoroughly after swimming.