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Yup. That sure looks like paronychia....
You can try treating this yourself with hot compresses to the affected area at least 4 times a day.
If your finger doesn't show some improvement in a day or so then you will probably need oral antibiotics. I like to use augmentin 875mg every 12 hours for 7 t0 10 days.
In some cases an abscess has formed and will need to be surgically drained. This can be done in the office and take but a few minutes.
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