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Onychomycosis vs. Paronychia

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Onychomycosisnoun

Fungal infection of the nail, especially the toenail.

Paronychianoun

(medicine) An infection under the cuticle of a fingernail or toenail.

Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis, also known as tinea unguium, is a fungal infection of the nail. Symptoms may include white or yellow nail discoloration, thickening of the nail, and separation of the nail from the nail bed.

Paronychianoun

A whitlow, or felon{3}.

Paronychianoun

infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe

Paronychianoun

low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts

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Paronychia

Paronychia is an inflammation of the skin around the nail, which can occur suddenly, when it is usually due to the bacteria Staph. aureus, or gradually when it is commonly caused by Candida albicans.

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