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One of my nails is not growing back properly after I had my

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One of my nails is not growing back properly after I had my acrylic nails removed.
the nail doesnt seem to grow, is swollen and red around the nail bed , but not sore.
colour is normal
the texture and thickness has changed, seems to be really thin and bump near the nail bed, but relatively thick near the end of the nail.
the whole end of the finger is slightly englarged.
the nail is quite brittle
Its only on the one finger - the middle finger of my right hand
Aggravating factors - i do bite my nails, they are often wet cause i work in a bar - not sur what to do
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.K.S.Dastoor replied 6 years ago.
If there is a swelling, it could be a collection of pus underneath. AN infection of the nail bed is known as paronychia. Yes, you have to try and keep your finger dry and apply an anti-bacterial and antifungal dusting powder atleast 3 times a day! It would be wise to consult a dermatologist as well, as you may need a course of antibiotics.
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