Paronychia | Diagnosis & Tests

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How can my doctor tell if I have paronychia?

Your doctor can diagnose paronychia with a simple physical exam. Special tests aren’t usually necessary, but your doctor may want to send a sample of fluid or pus to a laboratory to identify the bacteria or fungus that is causing the infection.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 08/09

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