Local anesthesia permits complete drainage.
Incision must go across the entire abscess.
Postoperative warm water soaks. (para 1-3g)
Paronychia is an inflammation of the folds around the nail. (para 1-4a)
Zinc oxide dressing.
Elevation of the affected area (hand or foot).
Antibiotics. (para 1-4b(1) through (4))
Anesthetize the area.
Incise the inflamed tissue next to the nail.
If the infection has spread under the nail, remove the proximal nail.
Culture the infected material to determine the causative organism.
If there is not sufficient drainage, consider antibiotics. (para 1-4e(1) through (5))
Ringworm or fungus infection.
Inflammation of the nail fold.
Deformed, enlarged, curved nail. (para 1-5d)
Patient has a history of:
Peripheral vascular disease.
Allergy to local anesthetics. (para 1-5d(1)(a) through (d))
Scrub and drape the patient's toe in a sterile fashion.
Administer local anesthetic in a ring-block fashion.
Secure a sterile rubber band with a straight hemostat as a tourniquet.
Remove the nail from the nail bed.
Apply antibacterial or antibiotic ointment to the nail bed.
Cover the area with a sterile gauze pressure dressing.
Remove the tourniquet. (para 1-5f)
A subungual hematoma is blood outside the blood vessels such as blood located
beneath the nail of a toe or finger. (para 1-6a)
Warts. (para 1-7a)
Plantar warts usually occur at the maximum pressure points. (para 1-7b](1))
Lubricate the finger.
"Milk" the ring.
Cut the ring off. (para 1-8a through c)
End of Lesson 1