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Proximal nail fold [eponychium]:
redness / inflammation.

Paronychia is more common in women than in men,
with a female-to-male ratio of 3:1 [source: Medscape],
medical vocabulary: paronychia.

Potential causes: REDNESS of the Proximal Nail Fold
is usually the result of an infection/inflammation.

Acute paronychia develops in few hours: nail fold becomes painful, red and swollen. Sometimes pus (white, yellow or green) appears under the cuticle.

Chronic paronychia is frequently seen in Diabetes Melitis patients.

Synonyms: nail fold erythema; nail fold paronychia.

Treatment: 1) warm water soaks, 2) drainage of abscess.

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The eight basic components of the nail unit include:

1 - proximal nail fold; 2 - cuticle;
3 - lunula; 4 - nail plate; 5 - lateral nail folds; 6 - nail bed;
7 - hyponychium; 8 - free edge.

* NOTICE: The HandResearch Nail Tutor Tool is still in development. Currently this tool includes 57 nail disorders. The NAIL TUTOR tool is based on Medical Hand Analysis & Multi-Perspective Hand Reading, which e.g. implicates that one should keep in mind that any single nail abnormality should be expected to have an association with a range of potential causes!

The purpose of this tool is to assist you with identifying the nature of a fingernail disorder. The section fingernail disorders presents a more comprehensive overview of the most common fingernail abnormalities.