Paronychial Infections

What is paronychial infections?

Nail infections in the fingers or toes are called paronychial infections. Bacteria, viruses, or fungi can affect the nail bed causing the infection. The cause of infection enters through a skin break from Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys a cut, cheap jordans for sale a hangnail or a torn cuticle around the nail.

Causes of paronychila infections include chronic water or detergent discount football jerseys exposure and sucking fingers.

What are the signs and symptoms of paronychial infections?

Signs of paronychial infections include:
• Pain and swelling around the nail or underneath the nail;
• distorted nail growth; and
• acute pain associated with finger or toe movements.

How are paronychial infections diagnosed?

The diagnosis is based on experience of the physician. Swabs for fungal, viral or bacterial als identification should be obtained whenever possible.

How are paronychial infections treated?

An acute paronychial Wholesale Jerseys infection is treated with soaks in salt water several times per day and with oral antibiotics such as cephalexin and dicloxacillin. An accumulation of pus has wholesale nfl jerseys to be drained surgically. Antibiotics are then continued until the wound has healed.

IceWave patches from Lifewave are an FDA-approved non-drug method available to help control pain.

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