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Hello I'm Dr Chip
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Is your finger below the nail tender?
You've got two things going on there--
You do have a fungal infection of the nail but that's nothing too serious right now
But you also have what's called a felon--a bacterial infection of the tip of your finger
That at the least requires a course of oral antibiotics but it may need to be lanced and drained so you need to have your doctor actually look at it as soon as possible
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