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Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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What is the difference between onychia and paronychia?

What is the difference between onychia  and paronychia?

Onychia. : The above picture is onychia. It is an infection of the nail. Paronychia involves the skin surrounding the nail. ...Read more

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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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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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Dr. Mazen Ghani
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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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Dr. Jay Park
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The paronychia three months baby?

The paronychia three months baby?

Does happen: Paronychia often occurs with ingrown toenail even in babies. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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How long does it take paronychia to heal?

How long does it take paronychia to heal?

7-10 days: With proper treatment, 7-10 days from start of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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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