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Paronychia do I need a splint for that?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not Necessary

For mild infections, after identification of the infectious organism, use of the appropriate antibiotic will provide relief.
Soaking the nail in hot water 2 to 3 times per day may help to reduce the inflammation and pain. It is not necessary to splint the digit unless a bone break has occurred.

In brief: Not Necessary

For mild infections, after identification of the infectious organism, use of the appropriate antibiotic will provide relief.
Soaking the nail in hot water 2 to 3 times per day may help to reduce the inflammation and pain. It is not necessary to splint the digit unless a bone break has occurred.
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dr. Stephen Friedman
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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Paronychia

Splinting is not needed .
Treatment involves antibiotic medicines for germ (bacterial) infections or antifungal medicine for infection caused by a yeast (candida) or a fungus. http://patient.info/health/paronychia-leaflet

In brief: Paronychia

Splinting is not needed .
Treatment involves antibiotic medicines for germ (bacterial) infections or antifungal medicine for infection caused by a yeast (candida) or a fungus. http://patient.info/health/paronychia-leaflet
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: No slint needed.

You may need to keep the area covered with a light bandage or an ace bandage initially.

In brief: No slint needed.

You may need to keep the area covered with a light bandage or an ace bandage initially.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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