Paronychia (Nail Infection) - Treatment

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Published: September 04

I have had swelling around my left index finger tip/nail area for almost a year. It has traveled around the fingertip to the side of my fingertip, to under one side of the nail, red and painful, but never any pus that can be seen. It is mostly red and very painful. Soaking in warm Epsom salt really helps, but I have to do it daily. I am on antibiotics now and the paronychia is seeming to go. I haven't used my finger for a long time; so frustrated..

Published: April 30

My paronychia got to the painful point, and I began soaking my nails in warm water. Pain has mostly gone away although they are still red and swollen. So either my finger died or it is slowly getting better on its own. Will continue soaking..