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Skin around my nails is pealing and hurts. What is causing this, and how do I stop it. I wash my hands regularly and use hand lotion.?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Paronychia
Paronychia is fairly common.
It is usually caused by injury to the area -- for example, from biting off or picking a hangnail or from trimming or pushing back the cuticle. Bacterial paronychia is caused by bacteria. Candidal paronychia is caused by a specific type of yeast. Fungal paronychia is caused by a fungus. Treatment depends on the cause.

In brief: Paronychia
Paronychia is fairly common.
It is usually caused by injury to the area -- for example, from biting off or picking a hangnail or from trimming or pushing back the cuticle. Bacterial paronychia is caused by bacteria. Candidal paronychia is caused by a specific type of yeast. Fungal paronychia is caused by a fungus. Treatment depends on the cause.
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