An infection of the tissue folds around the nails.
If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
Symptoms of the acute type include:
- Pain in the adjacent tissue
- Tissue swelling
- Pus and redness around the nail
- Infection that extends into the eponychium
Symptoms of the chronic type include:
- Swollen, erythematous and tender nail fold without fluctuance
- Thickened and discolored nail plates
- Cuticles and nail folds that may separate from the nail plate
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– Causes include:
- Acute paronychia : It is caused by Staphylococci infection, which can be from fingernail biting, or any other trauma or injury to the nail.
- Chronic paronychia: It is caused by Candida yeast; Sometimes caused by bacteria.
– The risk factors include:
- Occupation such as dishwasher, bartender, housekeeper
- HIV infection
- Excessive moisture
- Certain medications
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