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Suggest treatment for painful swelling around fingernail

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi Doctor,

I have an issue with a finger, there is pus formation near the finger nail with swelling and pain. I have attached the image. I have been applying soframycin to the affected area.
Please advice.

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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Acute paronychia

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have gone through your query and i have reviewed the image. You seem to have acute paronychia i.e inflammation of nail fold.
I suggest you to take an oral antibiotic e.g Augmentin 1gm twice daily for 7 days. In addition I would also suggest you to take an oral antiinflammatory/ painkiller e.g tab zinase-d for a week for symptomatic pain relief. You may continue with topical antibiotic cream.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 22 minutes later
Augmentin 1g won't be a higher dose? Will 500mg will be enough? Coul you please also suggest a topical antibiotic cream?d
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Oral Antibiotic

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

The dose of oral antibiotic i suggested is adequate. Topically you may use either T-Bact crean Or Fucidin cream.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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