Re: Problem with thumb nail - help please
I developed paronychia in a thumb about seven months ago. It spread to the other thumb and then to two fingers. A culture diagnosed it as fungus. My dermatologist recommended over the counter ointments as well as warm water soaks with salt added. He suggested waiting to use the prescription medicine because there is a risk of liver and heart damage. The fingers were all very sore, especially to pressure, red and swollen.
I <tried> to cure the fungus by soaking my hands in full strength white vinegar for ten minutes twice a day. I started this two months ago and gradually have cured the paronychia.
My fingers no longer hurt, are no longer red or puffy and the nail separation is looking less white. I read that vinegar keeps the fungus from reproducing and it is a very inexpensive and benign solution. I will NEVER push my cuticles again!
Last edited by Administrator; 11-16-2012 at 12:56 PM.
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