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Suggest treatment for infection on the nail

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Dr. Rahul Kumar


Practicing since :2010

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Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: hi doctor,
I got finger nail infection. it's been a week it's not reducing. second day morning, I observed it reduced and thought that it will go off. but in the evening, I washed vessels as my maid didn't come. next day it became more painful. from that day, I can it reduced a lot. but I am worried y it's taking this long. before also I got it used to go if in 2 days or 3. now it's been a week. I have attached pics. please suggest what to do. Should I wait for some more days or visit doctor if yes, please Suggest which specialist.
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Nail fold infection

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query and photograph.
You have developed nail fold infection.
There is collection of pus under nail fold as evident from photograph.
I treat such cases with a combination of oral and topical antibiotic.
Tablet cefixime 200 mg twice daily and ointment mupirocine to be applied twice daily for a week gives good response.
It is safe and effective.
You can meet a doctor and get these prescribed.
Protect your hand from soap and water as much as possible.
If your hand gets wet, dry it immediately and apply mupirocine.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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