5 doctors weighed in:

What is the best way to treat paronychia?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr.

In brief: Drainage

It is important for your doctor to incise and drain the collection of pus and take a course of antibiotics to help resolve the infection.
If there is an underlying course for the paronychia such as an ingrown nail, that needs to be removed.

In brief: Drainage

It is important for your doctor to incise and drain the collection of pus and take a course of antibiotics to help resolve the infection.
If there is an underlying course for the paronychia such as an ingrown nail, that needs to be removed.
Dr.
Thank
Dr.

In brief: Paronychia

Paronychia is a common infection of the skin just next to a nail.
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

Paronychia is a common infection of the skin just next to a nail.
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.
Thank
Dr.

In brief: Paronychia

Paronychia is an inflammation involving the side and the base of the finger nail.
Can because by manicuring, nail biting,thumb sucking,diabetes, occupations where hands are frequently immersed in water. swollen, tender side an base of the nail would conform the diagnosis. If no abscess sis there the it can be treated with pain relief, oral antibiotic and warm compresses to affected digit.

In brief: Paronychia

Paronychia is an inflammation involving the side and the base of the finger nail.
Can because by manicuring, nail biting,thumb sucking,diabetes, occupations where hands are frequently immersed in water. swollen, tender side an base of the nail would conform the diagnosis. If no abscess sis there the it can be treated with pain relief, oral antibiotic and warm compresses to affected digit.
Dr.
Thank
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Depends

Acute purulent paronychia heals faster after drainage.
This means a quick nick to let the pus drain out. Hot soaks may help. If there is redness and swelling spreading up the finger, an antibiotic is reasonable. Local antiseptics and antibiotics are not useful. CHRONIC paronychia, usually monilial, is quite different. Bandages and antibiotics make it worse. Fluconazole pills and azole creams and C

In brief: Depends

Acute purulent paronychia heals faster after drainage.
This means a quick nick to let the pus drain out. Hot soaks may help. If there is redness and swelling spreading up the finger, an antibiotic is reasonable. Local antiseptics and antibiotics are not useful. CHRONIC paronychia, usually monilial, is quite different. Bandages and antibiotics make it worse. Fluconazole pills and azole creams and C
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Thank
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Family Medicine

In brief: Cut out the

portion of the toenail that is imbedded under the skin by a Podiatrist.
.

In brief: Cut out the

portion of the toenail that is imbedded under the skin by a Podiatrist.
.
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Thank
Read more answers from doctors