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Pus around the nail of finger - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can I help you
User :   Hello doctor
User :   I have a small problem in my finger
Doctor :   yes
User :   puss has formed around my nail and its giving little irritation
User :   what should be done?
User :   Actually due to tension I bit my nail too deep five days back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this is called Paronychia i suppose
User :   ok
Doctor :   If it is swollen and pus
Doctor :   immediately the pus is to be drained
User :   ya it is swollen
Doctor :   otherwise it can spread deeper
Doctor :   it happens with constant biting of fingers
User :   but how to drain the pus
Doctor :   YOu can go to any casualty of a hospital or a general surgeon to drain it in aseptic way
Doctor :   Dont try for yourself
Doctor :   it leads to horrendous infection later
User :   sure I shall go and check
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done. this form I send, and say when done.
Doctor :   Ok, would you be going now or tommorrow?
User :   I have a doctor near by, shall check with him
Doctor :   ok
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