I'm looking for some confirmation. After using my nail clipper, I douse it in a good bit of rubbing alcohol and let it dry for a few minutes. Is this the proper way to disinfect items that come in contact with the infection?
I'm also wondering because I ended up dropping my watch in my shoe and just to be on the safe side, I want to disinfect it.
The reason I'm asking is because I read that fungus isn't killed by rubbing alcohol.
The best sanitizing agent is a quaternium compound of 1 part clorox to 10 parts water. If your watch is water resistant, wash it in warm soapy water, rinse it really well and then you can soak it for a full ten minutes in the compound. Wash it with warm soapy water again to remove the residual compound, then dry it really well. You can clean your nail implements in the same manner.
I will say though that just dropping your watch in your shoe is not enough time for the fungal spores to get on it, much less thrive - that is unless it is covered with dead skin cells, skin oils or other contaminates.
By the way, how is your infection doing? Haven't seen you here in a while.
I have been treating my toenail for fungus for about 4 months now. Should I be disinfecting my nail clipper so that I don't re-infect the toe when I clip my nail? I hadn't thought of that before.
I don't think I've ever infected any of the other nails with the clipper. I have had fungus under another nail for almost the same amount of time, but my other nails have not been affected.