Infection of the skin around the nail is called paronychia. The symptoms include swelling and tenderness around the nails, pus-filled abscesses, hardening of nails, and deformed nails.
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Query: Hello doctor, My wife has swelling and pain on her toe (pictures attached). Sometimes, blood and pus also secrete from it. Can you please suggest what we should do? Can this be healed through medicine? Please advise the medicine we should use. Does she require any surgery? Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Does she have any comorbidities like diabetes? Does she have a fever too? It looks like a condition called paronychia or periungual abscess, an infection of the nail fold and bed. It needs th... Read Full »