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Persistent Paronychia (Nailbed infection)

Jun 15, 2016 6:01 PM

As some of you know me,I'm a C3/4 6/7&T7/8 Quadriplegic, my question is, I'm paralysed from the armpits down,but was wondering if anyone else who has maybe loss of sensation in their feet get repeated Paronychia(Nailbed Infection). It doesn't bother me obviously but because I have no feeling, my Carers have to be real careful as socks and shoes can rub on my big toe and cause it to flare up, and something like that for me can turn into a pressure sore type wound because I am not aware of it, and then can develop into yo whole big mess that last forever. Do any of you guys have anything like this at all?

Jun 15, 2016 6:28 PM

Jahmac, I've had it multiple times. The doc said she thinks it's because of my sjogrens which dress my skin so badly, then the cuticles start splitting, then comes the infections. I have some type of ointment for it but can't remember the name of it (rx). I've begun to use cuticle softener by Sally Hansen. It helps some, mostly with dryness and cracking.

Jun 17, 2016 1:08 AM

They said they would take a section out which would then stop it from happening, then it didn't happen for a while, just over night it seems to have flared up by looking at it. It was just the right big toe,but now this is the second time on my left big toe....plus I like my toenails and don't want sections of nail missing, my pa's paint my nails for me!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚

Jun 17, 2016 12:03 PM

Yeah I don't think I'd want my nails missing either. If you find a better solution let me know.

Jun 18, 2016 12:29 AM

Bactroban ointment was used to heal the infection. I use eucerin ointment every night to keep my cuticles soft, it works great but it is greasy for about 10 minutes then it all soaks in fine no problems. Basically eucerin is like extra thick Vaseline. Works wonders on your heals and feet if you put it on at night.

Jun 18, 2016 1:31 AM

Thanks lmb, I'll have a look for it😊

Jun 18, 2016 9:43 AM

Aquaphor... Magical skin healer. I use it every day.

Jun 18, 2016 10:35 AM

Bactroban is prescription here in the states. But I can text you the ingredients if needed or you can look it up online. It works

Jun 18, 2016 7:36 PM

Thanks, it googled it, prescription here also, so I'll ask my GP,

Jun 18, 2016 10:47 PM

I use tea tree oil applied with a q-tip on my toenail beds.

Jun 19, 2016 1:14 AM

I tried teatree oil for a while.....it didn't help me unfortunately....I'm sure if I weren't paralysed I might feel it actually soothing my big toe,because I love it for dabbing on my face when I get acheeky spot though!😊

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