Av. Recoleta 464, Recoleta, Santiago, Chile
Fono 2 2270 2700
Clínica Alemana de Santiago
Av. Vitacura 5951, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
Fono 2 2210 1111
Dra. Angélica Paulos
INGROWN TOENAIL AND OTHER NAIL PROBLEMS
Ingrown Toenail or Onychoptosis
Paronychia or whitlow
- Subungual exostosis
- Glomus tumor
Nail lesions in the infant
Ingrown toenail or Onychocryptosis
Onicocriptosis or ingrown toenail occurs when the growth of the nail interposes skin. In most cases it is due to poor handling of the nail cut. Generally it responds to conservative treatment with cures and the surgical procedure is left in case of lack of response or recurrence.
Whitlow or Paronychia
It is an infection of the skin near the nail, frequent to see in children who eat the fingers, but it is not the only cause. They need drainage of the pus and antibiotic treatment.
Tumors under the nail are rare. Subungual exostosis (growth of bone and cartilage under the nail) and subungual glomus can be seen in adolescents in relation to Von Recklinghausen's disease. Faced with a subungual mass, it should be studied with radiography and resected with surgery.