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What is it called when the side of your finger near the nail is inflamed or it hurts?
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Dr. Otto Placik
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In brief: Fingernail infection
This is most commonly referred to as a paronychia.
It is often caused by an "ingrown nail" and my be complicated by bacterial or viral infection. Occasionally this may require surgical treatment.

In brief: Fingernail infection
This is most commonly referred to as a paronychia.
It is often caused by an "ingrown nail" and my be complicated by bacterial or viral infection. Occasionally this may require surgical treatment.
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