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infection of nail bed - paronychia - 2 courses of antibiotics its still not better

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wildbillhickok Tue 04-Jan-11 11:52:25

It has improved with two 5 day courses of penecillin over the holidays, but it is still red and sore enough that DS doesn't want me to look at it or touch it.

Also, as the swelling has gone down, the cuticle has receded leaving the nail bed exposed and I'm worried that his nail may fall out.

What else can I do? He finished the antibiotics today so I will see if it improves overnight then take him back to docs tomorrow.

Anyone have experience of this? I think it started as a little tear of skin on the cuticle that then got infected. It's been sore for about a month.

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