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Nail disorders

Acute paronychia: antibiotics usually enough (occasionally needs drainage). Most often due to S. aureus. Chronic paronychia: most important thing is to stop doing whatever’s exacerbating it, such as frequent washing up. Can also be treated with antifungals (either topical or … Continue reading

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Onychomycosis does not necessarily spread and does not need treatment if the patient is not bothered by it. Fungal infections can enter a nail by one of three routes – the proximal nailfold (especially in the presence of chronic paronychia), … Continue reading

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