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Incision and drainage preferable to oral antibiotics in acute paronychial nail infection?
  1. Jonathan Shaw, Specialist Registrar,
  2. Richard Body, Clinical Research Fellow
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK;


    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether incision and drainage or antibiotics was best for acute paronychia. No relevant papers were found using the reported search. There is currently no evidence that oral antibiotics are any better or worse than incision and drainage for acute paronychiae.

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