A 31-year-old female asked:
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pain top of thumb.white pus came out from under thumbnail,now its clear. its very tender even the thumb pad. how do i treat it and help relieve the pain. think i might of injured myself carving a pumpkin. whats happening? will i lose my thumbnail?

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Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
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Paronechia: This is infection of your nailbed. You will need to consult your GP for antibiotics and apply Fucidin ointment three times a day.Best antibiotic for this infection is Augmentin or Clindahexal.
Answered on Nov 6, 2020
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