Bacterial Infections Of the Nails Treatment in Indianapolis and Carmel

Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology

Treatment for Bacterial Infections Of the Nails

People with bacterial infections of the nails who are seeking treatment are seen by Turkle & Associates board certified dermatologist Dr. Matt Strausburg.

We invite you to continue reading for frequently asked questions and more information about bacterial infections of the nails and how we can help.

About Bacterial Infections Of the Nails

Bacterial infections of the nails are often caused by injury or frequent exposure to water and chemicals. These infections usually affect the fingernails.

Please click here for our page with information about fungal infections of the nails.

Symptoms of Bacterial Infections of the Nails

A bacterial infection can develop very quickly–sometimes within just hours. Symptoms of bacterial infections of the nails include the following:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Pus

These symptoms usually develop at the base (cuticle area) of your nail or to the side of the nail where your nail meets your skin.

Treatment for Bacterial Infections of the Nails

Common treatments for bacterial infections of the nails include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Minor surgery to drain the infection

After examining the area of concern, Dr. Strausburg will let you know the medication, treatment or procedure that will work best for you.

How Can I Avoid Bacterial Infections of the Nails?

  • Avoid exposure to water
  • Avoid exposure to chemicals

Do You Take Insurance For Bacterial Infections of the Nails?

Yes, we do take insurance for bacterial infections of the nails. We suggest you contact your plan administrator to determine if we participate with your insurance plan.

Contact Us About Procedures and Treatments for Bacterial Infections of the Nails

If you have more questions and would like further information about our procedures and treatments for bacterial infections of the nails, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, contact Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology by clicking here for our online quick-contact email form or feel free to call us at 317-848-0001.

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