2. Tenderness Around the Nail
As the inflammation symptoms progress, you’ll start to notice a tender feeling develop around your nail. Paronychia infection causes mild symptoms of pain and discomfort, and at their peak, you may find that its sore if you try to pick up something using the infected finger.
Pressing buttons on a TV remote, turning on a faucet, or trying to open the fridge door with the infected finger may also cause symptoms of pain. The finger may even feel like its radiating heat. As the bacteria, fungus or bacteria continue to colonizer in the nail bed, they start to present inflammation that leads to a warm feeling in the infected toe or fingertip.
The infected digit also displays symptoms of feeling like your skin is tightening, resulting in an uncomfortable experience where the throbbing symptoms and pain require management with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications or painkillers. These symptoms should only last a few days with mild infections.