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i slammed my finger in a door what can i do to save my fingernail from falling off

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: On how long ago it happened. If more than a day, too late , if it just happened and there is a blood accumulation under the nail, your doctor can dril ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose your condition. However, onycholysis can occur after trauma to the nail. The nail becomes loose from the nail bed and can t ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Finger: As long as you can bend your finger fully and aren't experiencing severe pain, it's probably just a bruise. These can sometimes take a long time to he ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Nail injury: Most likely the injury you sustained damaged the attachment of the nail to the nail bed. If there was no damage to the nail matrix then your nail sho ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Carrol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ouch!: You may have what's called a tuff fracture on the end of the finger. We really don't do much for that,but if it isn't improving over the next few days ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can take some x-rays and make sure that everything is ok and prescribe you some medications to relive symptom ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ice and NSAIDs: First, use ice and nsaids. If you have localized bony pain, or if you have significant difficulty moving or using your finger, or if there is a signi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Bleeding finger : Good. Bleeding may reduce with ice or pressure with clean gause. Moving of finger should be avoided to prevent displacement of fracture if present.
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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 member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
You : You have likely defeloped an infection. You need to seek medical care right away. If an infection is the cause then you will need antibiotics and diag ... Read More

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