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Paronychia (Nail Infection) (cont.)

Paronychia Prognosis

If treated early, the prognosis is very good.

Paronychia Pictures

Media file 1: A moderate paronychia. Swelling and redness around the edge of the nail is caused by a large pus collection under the skin.
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Media file 2: Another view of the same paronychia. The majority of the swelling and redness can be seen on the right side of this picture.
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Media file 3: A scalpel (knife) is inserted under the skin at the edge of nail to open the pus pocket and drain it to relieve the pressure and treat the infection.
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Media file 4: A closer view of the scalpel used to open the infected area.
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Media file 5: The doctor pushes on the swollen area to get the pus out after the incision was made with the scalpel.
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A paronychia is a superficial infection of epithelium lateral to the nail plate.

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