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Why is the skin around my 7 year old child's index fingernail red and swollen?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Infection
This could represent a paranochyia which can be a bacterial or candida infection.
If bacterial it can be drained and it will resolve without oral antibiotics. If yeast , treat with topical antifungal along nail fold. These infections can occur together and need to be treated to prevent the infection from spreading and causing damage to the nail.

In brief: Infection
This could represent a paranochyia which can be a bacterial or candida infection.
If bacterial it can be drained and it will resolve without oral antibiotics. If yeast , treat with topical antifungal along nail fold. These infections can occur together and need to be treated to prevent the infection from spreading and causing damage to the nail.
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