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Your fiance likely has a nail bed infection also known as paronychia.
The infection is usually caused by the skin bacteria.
Neosporin will not be helpful to treat this infection.
what does he need? will it go away on its own?
Clindamycin is a better antibiotic.
This also treats MRSA in case it is the causing agent.
The dose of clinda should be 150 mg 4 times daily for 5 to 7 days.
This can be tried before he can see his doctor.
you know i thought i had clinda, but i can't find it...all i'm finding is the amoxicillin
In that case, amoxicillin also should be ok.
The dose should be 500 mg 3 times daily for 7 days.
will that help?
yes it should.
thanks so much...gotta run.