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Paronychia Incision and Drainage (Nail Infection)

An infection of the skin surrounding a fingernail or toenail is called paronychia. It may be accompanied by pus and manifest as discomfort, redness, and swelling.

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Paronychia Incision and Drainage (Nail Infection)

A medical procedure called paronychia incision and drainage is used to treat paronychia, an infection that develops around a finger or toe’s nail. Fungal or bacterial infections can result in either chronic (long-term) or acute (sudden-onset) paronychia.

Paronychia Incision and Drainage (Nail Infection) at a Glance

Procedure Time:
30 minutes

Return to Work:
2 weeks

Full Recovery:
4 weeks

£300 (Fixed)

What to expect at the time of your surgery:

When there is an accumulation of pus (an abscess) in the affected area, incision and drainage are advised. This method facilitates better healing, pus removal, and pain relief. Local anaesthesia is used to numb the affected area before the treatment. A little incision is made in the abscess to allow the pus to drain once the area has become numb. In order to get rid of dirt and illness, the surgeon could additionally irrigate the region.

What to expect after your surgery:

After the incision and drainage, the surgeon may recommend keeping the area clean, using warm soaks, and taking antibiotics if the infection is bacterial in nature. The wound may be left open or closed with a small suture. Usually, there is not much scarring, especially if the incision is minor. With time, the scar could seem less noticeable. Recovery entails cleaning the area, changing bandages as needed, and taking any antibiotics that may be recommended. The after-care professional will give instructions for post-operative care.

Paronychia Incision and Drainage (Nail Infection) prices are fixed, which is £300 Prices

Paronychia Incision and Drainage (Nail Infection)

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Paronychia Incision and Drainage (Nail Infection) FAQ

Is the procedure painful?2023-10-30T16:11:13+00:00

No. Local anaesthesia makes the actual process painless.

Is this only method of treatment for paronychia incision and drainage?2023-10-30T16:19:51+00:00

When an abscess or large pus collection occurs, incision and drainage are usually used. Oral antibiotics along with warm soaks may be used to treat milder instances.

Is paronychia a problem of concern?2023-10-30T16:23:23+00:00

When treated properly with the right attention and, if required, incision and drainage, paronychia is usually not a dangerous problem. On the other hand, problems may arise if severe paronychia is not untreated.

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