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itchy finger, cuticle missing

My middle finger has been really itchy for the past few months. I realized that my finger cuticle is gone and the finger is a little swollen. Sometimes it gets itchy, mostly at night or random times in the morning. I'm not sure what infection is it. Help?
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Hello,
I cannot confirm anything without examination it can be due to paronychia. It results from a breakdown of the protective barrier between the nail and the nail fold. Diagnosed by gram staining and KOH wet mounts from the skin and nail scrapings.

Treatment includes warm water soaks of the affected finger 3-4 times per day, oral antibiotics, topical antifungals and surgical intervention in more severe cases. My sincere advice would be to consult a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.







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