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Suggest treatment for symptoms of paronychia

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Dr. Geeta Sundar

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Posted on Mon, 5 Dec 2016 in Infections
Question: Had an infection on index finger under nail. Dr. punctured a hole, pus came out, had antibiotics and soaked with Epsom salts. Finger has not gotten better, whole finger tip is swollen, red, hot to touch and painful.
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Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hi, you have Paronychia that takes time to clear.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, you have Paronychia that takes time to clear. Since you have already taken antibiotics, continue with daily dressing with Epsom salt and an antibiotic cream, take a B complex with zinc and an anti inflammatory with antacid medicine--regards
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