paronychia

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paronychia

[‚par·ə′nik·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A suppurative inflammation about the margin of a nail.
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A secondary bacterial infection may then occur resulting in acute paronychia.
If acute paronychia is left untreated the nail may separate from the nail bed and fall away.
Your doctor may prescribe oral antibiotics for acute paronychia.