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I dropped a bottle on my toe and now it is turning black what to do

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It will almost always grow back but the new nail may not be entirely normal if there was enough tissue damage.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
35 years experience Podiatry
Black toenail: Sounds like blood under the nail. Look up turf toe.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Nail avulsion: You probably developed a subungal (below the nail) hematoma (blood blister). It raises teh nail off it's bed and will naturally fall off, however if ... Read More
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Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Dactilitis: Infection in your middle toe. See a dr.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Treat as wound: Treat the open wound as you would a cut with neosporin and cover to protect it. Then wait for the toenail to slowly grow back out.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Broken. Nail will probably be lost to a new nail see your doctor to be sure
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Nail bruised?: If the nail is black and blue, it means you have a bruise/blood collection under the nail. Piercing the nail will allow the blood to evacuate, and wi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Finger: See a doctor for an xray. If no fracture or malalignment, then you may benefit from therapy. You may have immobilized your finger injury for too long ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If you want : A definitive diagnosis, then see a podiatrist who will x- ray it and tell if there is any further damage, like a break. However, the pain you state is ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Toe hurts: The best thing to do is see your podiatrist and he/she will help determine why that toe hurts you.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Lines on nail: Pregnancy increases melanin production even on nails. This is generally normal. Send us a photo to be sure.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Need to be checked: Fluid retention would be unusual in a healthy 23 year old and wouldn't likely only involve one toe. Its will be important for you to get checked for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Toe Bruise..: If it is black and blue, then you have managed to traumatize the soft tissue elements, causing a bleed and subsequent bruise formation. It is probably ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Be patienr: Unless the trauma injured the area where the nail is born which is under the cuticle the nail should grow out with time. It takes an entire year to ge ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Subungual Hematoma: You have a subungual hematoma. This is blood under the nail. A doctor can poke holes in the nail to drain the blood, but no treatment is really requir ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
For : For finger pain, taking advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually helpful. Elevating as much as possible helps the pain also. Wearing a splint or ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
Your : Your story and description is concerning for an infection localized to the soft tissues adjacent the nailplate called the paronychium. If the infecti ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
I : I can't diagnose you over the internet, but if you've had it for 2 years, and it's now appearing in the same spot on the other big toe, it could be ir ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience Podiatry
No worries: Happened to me 8 months ago. The nail is attached to the nail bed. When injury occurs, the union between the two gets disrupted and bleeding occurs un ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
That you haven't...: ...taken yourself to the ER yet. OMG--get there now please.
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A male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
X-ray: With the amount of swelling and bruising you're describing, it's likely that you may have a fracture. You should take yourself to get an X-ray to fin ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably need to se: splint ,ice, rest alleve, if persists more than1 to2 days you should have an xray
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Your wound is possibly getting infected. At the very least, you likely have a blood blister. Nevertheless, you need to see your doctor right away to ... Read More
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