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Suggest treatment for infection around nails

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Question: Hi my 4 week old son has a burn looking blister on his index finger its popped and the skin is now starting to peel I have no idea how it got there or what I should!
Any advice would be greatl
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nail infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

According to attached picture you have an infection around the nail. It needs to be incised in a local anesthesia and pus drained. Antibiotic seems necessary as well.
Please consult a surgeon with this issue.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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Brief Answer: Nail infection Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. According to attached picture you have an infection around the nail. It needs to be incised in a local anesthesia and pus drained. Antibiotic seems necessary as well. Please consult a surgeon with this issue. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.