Why Does My Cuticle Hurt?

Nail infection (paronychia) One common cause of nail pain is a nail infection. In addition to pain, nail infections tend to cause swelling and redness of the finger, especially around the cuticle. Nail infections may also cause the nail to thicken, and pus to drain from around the nail.

  1. Will an infected cuticle heal itself?
  2. Why is the skin around my nails painful?
  3. How do you treat an infected cuticle?
  4. How do you treat a sore cuticle?
  5. How do you know if your cuticle is infected?
  6. What is the fastest way to heal cuticles?
  7. How do you heal the skin around your nails?
  8. How long does an infected cuticle last?
  9. How long does it take for infected nail to heal?
  10. How long does a damaged cuticle take to heal?

Will an infected cuticle heal itself?

Often, soaking the infected nail in warm water for 20 minutes a few times a day will help it heal on its own in a few days. If there's an abscess, a doctor might need to drain it. In rare cases, part of the nail may have to be removed. The doctor also might prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection.

Why is the skin around my nails painful?

Paronychia (pahr-uh-NIK-ee-uh) is an infection of the skin around a fingernail or toenail. The infected area can become swollen, red, and painful, and a pus-filled blister (abscess) may form. Most of the time, paronychia is not serious and can be treated at home.

How do you treat an infected cuticle?

Management and Treatment Soak the infected area in warm water for about 15 minutes a few times a day. Be sure to dry the area thoroughly. Soaking the cuticle and nailbed helps pus drain from under the skin. If symptoms don't get better after a day or two of home remedies, see your provider.

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How do you treat a sore cuticle?

The steps are simple. Apply warm compresses or soak the finger in warm, soapy water for 10 to 20 minutes, at least twice a day. Apply antibiotic or antifungal cream. Keep the infected area covered with a sterile bandage.

How do you know if your cuticle is infected?

- redness of the skin around the nail. - tenderness. - pus-filled blisters. - changes in nail shape, color, or texture. - nail detachment.

What is the fastest way to heal cuticles?

- Use a gentler hand soap, and wash with lukewarm water. ... - Apply a repair balm or cuticle cream after every wash, and before bed. ... - Apply an antibacterial ointment to any cuts.

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How do you heal the skin around your nails?

Use a cuticle cream, oil, or even coconut oil daily after washing your hands. Avoid any products with harsh chemicals that can dry out your cuticles, such as: harsh soaps. hand sanitizers.

How long does an infected cuticle last?

Symptoms go away with treatment and last less than six weeks. Chronic paronychia: Symptoms develop more slowly than acute paronychia, and they usually last six weeks or longer. Several fingers or toes can be infected at once.

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How long does it take for infected nail to heal?

It can take between 6 and 18 months for the appearance of the affected nail to return to normal, and in some cases the nail may not look the same as before the infection. If the treatment is working, you should see a new healthy nail start to grow from the base of nail over the course of a few months.

How long does a damaged cuticle take to heal?

Additionally, Dr. Draelos says, patients should treat damaged cuticles until they completely regrow, which takes four to six weeks. Keeping the hands dry also helps.

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