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Old 11-16-2012, 12:24 AM   #2
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Re: Problem with thumb nail - help please

I'm going through the same thing. Look up paronychia. Soak it in warm Epsom salt twice a day, keep it clean with hydrogen peroxide and cover it with a bandaid. There's probably puss in the swollen area and it drained naturally for me over some time. The nailbed is infected so it affects the actual nail - mine actually separated from the nailbed and turned white, etc. now I'm just waiting for the new nail to grow. Ugh!