Paronychia is an infection of the skin (surrounding the fingernail or toenail. It can be either acute or chronic. Acute paronychia appears very suddenly and has a tendency to be more painful with warmth redness and swelling surrounding the fingernail. acute paronychia is usually caused by a bacterial or fungal infection, and can really be caused by viral infection. Alternatively, chronic paronychia is usually a slow and gradual process resulting in redness in the skin surrounding the fingernail. Chronic paronychia is usually the result of irritation or dermatitis.

Ernie get can be avoided by limiting damage to the cuticle and surrounding skin. Treatment often involves a combination of antibiotics, skincare, and occasionally surgical drainage.

We would be happy to discuss all of the options. For an appointment contact the office. The main office is located at 11 Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley, New York and the office number is 845 – 526 – 2080.