Finger Infection Topic Guide
Finger Infection: Finger infections can be caused by a variety of bacteria and viruses. Types of finger infections include paronychia, felon, herpetic whitlow, cellulitis, infectious flexor tenosynovitis, and deep space infection. Symptoms and treatment of a finger infection depend on the type.
Paronychia (Nail Infection) An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia (pear-ah-NIK-ee-ah). Symptoms and signs include redness and swelling around the nail, pus, and pain. If an abscess has formed, the recommended treatment is to drain the abscess.
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