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Paronychia (Nail Infection) (cont.)

Paronychia Prevention

  • Avoid biting your fingernails.
  • Wear rubber gloves if you have frequent hand washing or moisture-type exposure.
  • Control chronic illnesses, such as diabetes.
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially if your work involves working in dirt, carpentry, or any job where your hands get soiled and have the potential for cuts and scrapes.

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A paronychia is a superficial infection of epithelium lateral to the nail plate.

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