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Paronychia (Nail Infection) (cont.)

Paronychia Symptoms and Signs

A paronychia may start as redness and swelling around the nail. It is most often very sore to the touch and, at times, may be a yellow-green color, indicating that a collection of pus has formed under the skin (called an abscess).

The most common symptoms and signs are the following:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pus collection
  • Pain and tenderness to touch
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2014

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