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Treating an infected hangnail

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
A Paronychia: is an infection that runs up the edge of a nail. The nail can be soaked with 50/50 warm water & antibacterial soap 3 to 4 x /day. If an absc... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
A Paronychia: is an infection that runs up the edge of a nail. The nail can be soaked with 50/50 warm water & antibacterial soap 3 to 4 x /day. If an absces... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Maybe: You can treat this by dipping the infected finger in a cup of very hot water for several minutes, and do this 6 or so times per day. This will usual... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Han
Podiatry 28 years experience
Antibiotics: For the infection you most likely will need an antibiotic which you can obtain from either a podiatrist or your primary care doctor. The hangnail if i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Hang on Sloopy.: A "badly" infected hangnail needs proper attention and probably a round of antibiotics. It would be best to seek the help of a professional for the pr... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Soak warm salt water: If you are infected and the finger is red swollen and hot you may need antibiotics.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Hangnail: This should be OK, but be careful that they use clean bowl, and single use items on your nails.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Infected toe: Recommend in-person assessment via your family physician or your podiatrist. Take care.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
See podiatrist: as they can fix that in no time. Until you get to one, you can soak in warm water and epsom salt and apply a topical antibiotic.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Yes, at first: This may be a paronychium (inflammation around the area where the nail meets the finger's tissues). You can try frequent (every several hours) prolon... Read More
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