Paronychia treatment in kukatpally

In simpler terms, it can be called nail infection. When the nails are left wet for a long time, they get infected with bacteria and viruses—the nail rots and manifests in the form of hangnail or cuticle damage. It can also be caused by pulling out hangnails, sucking on fingers, chewing, and biting. An ingrown toenail can also cause the Paronychia infection.

Symptoms of Paronychia

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Pus from the nail and adjacent tissues
  • Nail separating from the nailbed
  • Hardening of the nail
  • Deformed Nails

Paronychia treatment in kukatpally

Diagnosis and treatment

The doctor might do a simple physical examination of the fingers and nails. He may also collect the pus sample and send it to the lab to further investigate if the infection is caused by bacteria or fungus.
People with mild paronychia can self-treat with hot water treatment 2 to 3 times a day. They can seek medical help if they do not see any improvement in the condition. In the case of chronic paronychia, doctors might prescribe antifungal and antibacterial medication. If the infection is acute with puss formation, the doctor might give local anesthesia and drain the puss by inserting a gauze.
The treatment usually involves hot water treatment and medications like antibiotics and antifungals.

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