Paronychia (Nail Infection) (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
How Do Health Professionals Diagnose a Paronychia?
A doctor will examine the finger and decide how severe the infection is and what treatment is needed.
Are There Home Remedies for a Paronychia (Nail Infection)?
Care at home includes warm soaks in warm water or a mixture of 50% warm water and 50% liquid antibacterial soap three to four times daily for about 15 minutes. This soaking should be done at the first sign of redness around the nail.
What Is the Treatment for a Paronychia (Nail Infection)?
Patient Comments Read 25 Comments
If an abscess (pus pocket) has formed, the recommended treatment is to drain the abscess by doing an incision and drainage procedure.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/11/2015
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Paronychia (Nail Infection)
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Paronychia (Nail Infection):
Paronychia (Nail Infection) - Treatment
What treatment has been effective for your paronychia (nail infection)?
Paronychia (Nail Infection) - Symptoms and Signs
Please describe your paronychia symptoms and signs.
Skin Problems and Treatments Resources
- Early Care for Your Premature Baby
- What to Eat When You Have Cancer
- When to Take More Pain Medication