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What will my doctor do if I have paronychia?

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Your doctor may sample pus or fluid and prescribe an oral antibiotic. In chronic cases of paronychia, your doctor may prescribe an anti-fungal medicine that goes on your skin (a "topical" medicine.) If a pus-filled abscess pocket develops, your doctor may need to drain it.

From: Paronychia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Michigan, HealthwiseKnowledgebase: ''Home Treatment for a Suspected Nail Infection'' and ''Infection of the Skin Around or Under the Nails.''

American Academy of Family Physicians: ''Paronychia.''

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide: "Paronychia."

Paronychia Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

University of Michigan, HealthwiseKnowledgebase: ''Home Treatment for a Suspected Nail Infection'' and ''Infection of the Skin Around or Under the Nails.''

American Academy of Family Physicians: ''Paronychia.''

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide: "Paronychia."

Paronychia Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 22, 2017

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