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Hello,Thank you for your question.I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Is the area swollen?
Can you send picture?
Did you consult doctor or take any measure?
Thank you for all the information & pictures.There can be a few possibilities.It can be due to paronychia or infection of skin & soft tissue around nail.This is often a bacterial infection.Sometimes a fungal infection can be there.But sudden onset is likely due to a bacteria.Bacteria can get entry through a skin break.I would suggest to get an examination by doctor.Oral antibiotic can be needed.Soaking in warm water 2 -3 times a day can be helpful.You can apply neosporin cream over thereI hope this information helps.If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.Wish your early recovery.Please rate my answer excellent if you are satisfied with it.Regards.