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 + A skin infection that occurs around the nails. Paronychia is fairly common. It is usually caused by injury to the area -- for example, from biting off or picking a hangnail or from trimming or pushing back the cuticle.
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 +· Bacterial paronychia is caused by bacteria. ​
 +· Candidal paronychia is caused by a specific type of yeast. ​
 +· Fungal paronychia is caused by a fungus other than Candida. ​
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 +A bacterial and fungal infection may occur at the same time.
  
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