What is Paronychia?

Paronychia is a skin infection caused on nail bed or nail folds. It can either be caused on fingernails or toenails. It’s common and eveyone will experience it atleast once in their life time.

Symptoms of Paronychia?

Paronychia is causes red, swollen painful area around nails, often attacking cuticles or hanging nails. Nails look discolored, unshaped. bacteria affects slowly changing nail color to yellow.

What causes Paronychia?

As mentioned above, it’s common and it can occur because of any injury, biting nails, or picking up a hanging nail. Paronychia can be caused by bacteria, yeast or fungus.

Kids sucking of fingers, being for long time in water, and other cases where you’re exposed to water will cause fungus to invade. You should wear rubber gloves while washing dishes. Also dry your hands or feet when you wash them.

Persons with diabetes can expect fungus infection more than others, so they must take care of their nails.

How to treat Paronychia?

You can apply creams or lotions where you see these red painful swollen area. But not all can cure this with lotions if you see that it’s not cured after applying cream for days rush to doctor as there are few situations where you need to clean at doctor’s place.

If you’ve nail fungus and you’re sure that it is nail fungus then try this medicine for quick relief.

It’s always best and recommended to prevent it before infection. So pamper your feet and hands. Clean them where you come out of dirt and apply special moisturizer which makes them look clean and hygienic.


  1. […] problem on your nail bed or around nails. This is cuticle infection and it is also called as Paronychia. Cuticle infection causes serious read swollen painful area around […]

  2. […] Paronychia is a nail disease, which start next to nail (at the spot where nail meet skin). This is caused by fungus. This infection resembles a red, swollen, painful part. If it’s for short period then it is called acute paronychia, if lasted for more than 6 weeks then chronic paronychia. This infection may also spread to cuticles. […]

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