Nail infections need more attention, its a serious concern
An article published in Dermatologic Clinics enumerated different types of bacterial and viral infections and must evaluate aspects. Researchers point out significant things to follow while treating nail infection. With suspected nail folding or acute paronychia, they suggest to always perform culture to confirm the microorganism and ask for antibiotic sensitivity.
Nail infections is most common infection and also a widely neglected aspect. Bacterial and Viral infections are commonly affect not nly the nails but might also end up causing osteomyel.
A viral cause must be considered when suspected acute paronychia is unresponsive to antibiotics. With paronychia unresponsive to treatment or with a high rate of recurrences, performing imaging or biopsy to exclude osteomyelitis or another underlying disorder must be considered. Viral paronychia is often self-limiting, but treatment may reduce severity, duration, and post infective sequelae.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)