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Paronychia: An Infection in the Nail Fold

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Paronychia: An Infection in the Nail Fold
If you have ever had a hangnail, you probably know what a paronychia feels like. Paronychia is an infection around the fingernail in one of the folds around the nail. The skin fold swells and becomes tender or reddened. Sometimes a pocket of pus …
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Donohue: Woman's problem with fingers indicates chronic paronychia
You describe chronic paronychia, an inflammation of the fold of skin that frames each nail. The redness and tenderness come about from repeated skin trauma, from frequent submersion of the fingers in water, from a variety of irritants and possibly from …
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Tales Of The Uninsured: I Bit Off A Hangnail And Now My Thumb Is Super
"If you have bacterial paronychia, soaking your nail in hot water 2 or 3 times a day helps reduce swelling and pain. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics. In severe cases, your doctor may cut and drain the sore with a sharp instrument. Part of the …
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