Paronychia is sometimes caused by fungal infections rather than bacterial or yeast infection. In these cases, your physician would likely prescribe an antifungal cream to help clear up the condition. If home remedies have not worked after a few days, it is important to talk to your physician before the fungal infection spreads to other fingers or toes. You should not use nail implements like clippers or cuticle scissors on the infected area, as this could spread a fungal infection in addition to worsening the paronychia on the current nail. Be careful to use the antifungal cream exactly as prescribed to resolve the infection quickly.
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