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Understanding Paronychia: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Lifestyle Changes

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Avenues to Help Address Paronychia

Treating paronychia typically involves a combination of medical intervention and home care. In mild cases, warm water soaks and over-the-counter topical antifungal or antibacterial creams may be sufficient. However, if the infection persists or worsens, oral antibiotics may be prescribed to eliminate the bacteria or fungus causing the infection. In some cases, a healthcare professional may need to drain any pus-filled abscesses to promote healing. It is important to follow the prescribed treatment plan and complete the full course of medication to ensure a successful recovery.

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