A 31-year-old male asked:
Hello, is it normal for the skin around your finger nail, nail fold, and first knuckle to be a little but more red and shiny then the other fingers?
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Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Possible infection: Redness around the fingernail area may be due to an infection called paronychia. This is often treated with warm soaks and may require a small incision or raising up the skin just below the nail to drain a small amount of pus. See a general surgeon to evaluate the finger if signs of redness persist.
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Last updated Feb 18, 2015
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