Paronychia is infection surrounding the nail is caused from biting a hang nail. Bacteria in the saliva causes this to spring up suddenly. This client saw a Dr and was given antibiotics for 10 days. Soaking the finger in hot water 2-3 times a day helps to relieve the swelling and pain. -SPAthena Advanced Nail & Diabetic Wellness
- Bacterial paronychia is caused by bacteria.
- Candidal paronychia is caused by a specific type of yeast.
- Fungal paronychia is caused by a fungus.
As Athena said, the bacteria in the saliva causes this when you bite or chew your cuticles!
"Bacteria causes the condition to occur suddenly. If all or part of the infection is due to a fungus, it tends to occur more slowly. Complications are rare, but may include:
- Permanent changes in the shape of the nail
- Spread of infection to tendons, bones, or bloodstream " - MedicinePlus
Think twice the next time your fingers end up in your mouth! This could happen to you.
To prevent dry cuticles, and annoying hang nails, use a good quality cuticle oil DAILY. I recommend Famous Names Dadi Oil. If you want some, shoot me an email, and I can get it sent out for you. Another really good thing for your hands is getting manicures regularly (weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly.) This will help your hands and cuticles stay hydrated, and your nails in tip top shape. Call or text me for your appointment today! You can also book online. Click here for my contact info.