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Nail Infection (Paronychia) Topic Guide

Nail Infection (Paronychia) Nail Infection (Paronychia): An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia (pear-ah-NIK-ee-ah). Symptoms and signs include redness and swelling around the nail, pus, and pain. If an abscess has formed, the recommended treatment is to drain the abscess.

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