What causes swelling, redness and pus filled blister on the forefinger?
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Acute paronychia; topical and oral antibiotic and oral antiinflammatory
Hi. Thank you. I have reviewed the Image. I can see the proximal and lateral nail folds, swollen and red. This is acute paronychia i.e inflammation of nail folds.
Acute paronychia is due to bacterial infection of skin and soft tissue of nail folds.
I would suggest an Oral antibiotic e.g either amoxicillin 500mg or cephalexin (keflex)500mg, thrice daily, for a week.
Topically you may use an antibacterial ointment/ cream e.g mupirocin or neosporin, twice or thrice daily.
An oral antiinflammatory e.g ibuprofen 400mg tablet, twice daily, would provide you symptomatic relief from pain and swelling.
Hayling Island, England, UK.
The nail should grow back once infection resolves
Yes it should, provided the acute bacterial infection i.e paronychia is taken care of with oral and topical antibiotics. It would take about 8-10 weeks to grow back to its original length.
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