Nail panaritium is called an acute purulent disease. It usually affects the fingers. The legs are also not protected from the disease, but on the lower extremities, as practice shows, inflammation is much less common.
Manifestations of nail panaritium
Most often, people of middle and older age suffer from panaritiums. This is because the cause of the disease is microcracks and cuts on the nail ridges. And according to statistics, it is this category of people that has to receive the largest number of microtraumas of the upper limbs.
The need to start treatment of subungual panaritium appears due to the activity of harmful microorganisms. Inflammatory factors are vitamin deficiency, immunodeficiency, diabetes, and impaired blood circulation.
Treatment of nail panaritium may be required if symptoms such as:
- the formation of swelling;
- the appearance of soreness (pain, as a rule, has a pronounced pulsating character and at some point becomes unbearable);
- release of purulent fluid;
- temperature rise;
- detachment of the nail plate;
Is it possible to treat nail or subungual felon at home?
It is possible to treat paronychia on your own at home, but only at the initial stage — when the pain is practically not felt, and there is no swelling or swelling. If only a small lump is felt under the skin, it is advisable to consult a doctor for conservative treatment.
When the pain becomes unbearable, and in the swelling you can clearly see the filling of pus — get ready for the operation. You won’t be able to solve the problem otherwise. Worse, if you keep postponing the consultation, the inflammation will spread and the therapy will become much more difficult.