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Question: paraenchima virus


 loveboats - Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:13 pm

I have been told this may be what I have in my index finger, is there a treatment for it, I have been soaking it in epsom salts.
Thank you
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:14 am

User avatar Hello,You must be meaning paronychia.ok?This is indded a nail infection caused by bacteria,fungi,and virus rarely.It is also known as whitlow.Most cases respond to antibiotics.Fungal ones may need fluconazole as presribed by a physician,a few may need incision and drainage by a surgeon.If it settles with epsom salt fine,but if persists or very painful do consult a doctor.Best wishes.

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