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Doctor insights on: Onychia And Paronychia

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Paronychia (Definition)

Paronychia is an infection of the skin around the nails. It can be caused by bacteria, fungus, or yeast. Common symptoms include having a painful, swollen, reddened area around the nail at ...Read more


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I have chronic paronchia. I also have a bottle of cleantrax consisting of oxyclorsine - would soaking in this help?

I have chronic paronchia.  I also have a bottle of  cleantrax consisting of oxyclorsine - would soaking in this help?

Horse hoof fungiside: It is a medicine used on horses using that product could be problematic on human skin. ...Read more

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What antibiotics combination for paronichia;3atacks in6weeks include flucoxacillin, no result ?

What antibiotics combination for paronichia;3atacks in6weeks include flucoxacillin, no result  ?

Surgical drainage: Bad paronychia (infections of the skin surrounding a fingernail) often don't respond to antibiotics since the bacteria that are causing it are walled off in an abcess (pus filled balloon). The definitive treatment is surgical, the affected part of the nail or cuticle needs to be opened to allow the paronychia to drain. If that does not help, a portion of the nail can be removed. ...Read more

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What is paronychia?

What is paronychia?

Paronychia: Is an tender bacterial or fungal hand or foot infection where the nail and skin meet at the side or the base of a finger or toenail. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paronychia?

What are the symptoms of paronychia?

Pain redness,+: Swelling, pus formation. Paronychia/whitlow/felon, is an often-tender bacterial or fungal hand infection or foot infection where the nail and skin meet at the side or the base of a finger or toenail. The infection can start suddenly (acute paronychia) or gradually (chronic paronychia). ...Read more

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What are the tests for paronychia?

Usually none needed: It is a clinical diagnosis and no tests are generally needed. The doctor may wish to culture the lesion for a better identification of the organism involved. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with paronychia?

Pain redness,+: Swelling, pus formation. Paronychia/whitlow/felon, is an often-tender bacterial or fungal hand infection or foot infection where the nail and skin meet at the side or the base of a finger or toenail. The infection can start suddenly (acute paronychia) or gradually (chronic paronychia). ...Read more

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What is paronychia?

Infection: Of the cuticle surrounding the nail. Usually needs antibiotic, warm water soaks, and sometimes lancing. ...Read more

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