Paronychia Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Elizabeth M Billingsley, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is paronychia?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acute paronychia?

Which physical findings are characteristic of chronic paronychia?

How is paronychia diagnosed?

What are the treatment strategies for paronychia?

What is paronychia and how is it characterized?

What is the prevalence of paronychia?

How does paronychia affect quality of life?

What is the anatomy involved in paronychia?

What anatomy of the nail plate and bed are relevant to paronychia?

What anatomy of the nail fold is relevant to paronychia?

What anatomy of the vascular system is relevant to paronychia?

What is the pathogenesis of paronychia?

What causes acute paronychia?

What causes chronic paronychia?

Which factors increase the risk of chronic paronychia?

In what condition might paronychia be a manifestation?

What is the prognosis of paronychia?

What information about paronychia should patients receive?

Presentation

What risk factors may predispose an individual to paronychia?

What history suggests paronychia?

What are the signs and symptoms of acute paronychia?

What are the signs and symptoms of chronic paronychia?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acute paronychia?

Which physical findings are characteristic of severe acute paronychia?

Which physical findings are characteristic of chronic paronychia?

What are the signs to look for in a physical exam for paronychia?

DDX

What conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of paronychia?

What are the differential diagnoses for Paronychia?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of paronychia?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of paronychia?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for paronychia?

When is inpatient treatment indicated for paronychia?

Which specialists should be consulted for the management of paronychia?

When is frequent monitoring indicated in the management of paronychia?

What are noninvasive treatment options for acute paronychia?

Which drugs are used in the treatment of acute paronychia?

What is the initial treatment for chronic paronychia?

What are the nonsurgical treatment options for chronic paronychia?

When is surgery indicated in the treatment of paronychia?

How is the no-incision technique performed for acute paronychia?

How is the simple incision technique performed for acute paronychia?

How is the single- and double-incision technique performed for acute paronychia?

What is the role of eponychial marsupialization in the treatment of chronic paronychia?

How is paronychia prevented?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of paronychia?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungals are used in the treatment of Paronychia?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Paronychia?