Paronychia: infection caused by bacteria, yeast, or fungi
-can occur in damaged cuticle
-can be painful
-painful, red, swollen area around the nail, at the cuticle or at the site of a hangnail or other injury
-surgical procedure to get rid of fluid or (part of) the nail
-soaking nails in warm water multiple times a day
Simple Tips to Maintain healthy nails
Nail polish remover: Decrease the use of nail polish remover. Nail polish remover can be drying especially, if containing acetone.
Moisturize hands: If the skin is dry the cuticle is experiencing a loss of moisture derived from natural fats. Don’t forget to moisturize hands after each wash.