onychia and paronychia

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What is the difference between onychia and paronychia?

Onychia.

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The above picture is onychia. It is an infection of the nail. Paronychia involves the skin surrounding the nail
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Dr. Mazen Ghani answered:

what is paronychia?

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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.
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what is paronychia?

Infection

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of the cuticle surrounding the nail. Usually needs antibiotic, warm water soaks, and sometimes lancing.
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Is paronychia contagious?

No

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parochychia is an infected embedded nail margin in a toe or finger
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Can cipro help paronychia?

There are times when

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that is prescribed. The paronychia may need to be unroofed, soaks often help in hydrogen peroxide, topical medications, topical antibiotics like muciprocinor some old fashioned cure like Gentian violet too. Much depends if it is acute bacterial or a chronic situation which may be fungal or yeast or due to skin changes at the nail skin interface. you want to see someone if it doesnt work
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The paronychia how treatment?

Warm compress

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Treatment of acute paronychia without abscess formation includes local care involving warm compresses or soaks up to 3x/day for 20 min. Oral antibiotics may help in more severe cases. Topical antibiotics with or without topical corticosteroids have also been used. If an abscess is present, it needs to be incised and drained.
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Does levaquin treat paronychia?

Some cases

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Perionychia or infection of the nail folds can be acute or chronic. Most often acute cases are caused by bacterial infections that would respond to Levaquin. Other agents that are more commonly used are Cephalexin, Amoxicillin and Clindamycin. Chronic cases of perionychia are typically caused by fungal infections and will not respond to Levaquin.
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Will cipro help acute paronychia?

Maybe

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A true paronychia will probably need surgical drainage. Cipro may help as it does have some coverage of Staph bacteria, but would not be the drug of choice. You need to see a doctor.
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Paronychia how long does it last?

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Paring chia is an infection surrounding a nail. It can last for days until you are seen by your health professional who will prescribe for you an antibiotic both oral and topical. Until you see a doctor, try to soak the hand or foot with warm water and salt to help reduce the edema.
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The paronychia three months baby?

Does happen

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Paronychia often occurs with ingrown toenail even in babies.
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