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Paronychia do i need a splint for that?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Not Necessary: For mild infections, after identification of the infectious organism, use of the appropriate antibiotic will provide relief. Soaking the nail in hot water 2 to 3 times per day may help to reduce the inflammation and pain. It is not necessary to splint the digit unless a bone break has occurred.

Answered 12/16/2016

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Dr. Payam Rafat answered

Specializes in Podiatry

No slint needed.: You may need to keep the area covered with a light bandage or an ace bandage initially.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Paronychia: Splinting is not needed . Treatment involves antibiotic medicines for germ (bacterial) infections or antifungal medicine for infection caused by a yeast (candida) or a fungus. http://patient.info/health/paronychia-leaflet

Answered 12/16/2016

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