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i slammed my finger in a door what can i do to save my nail will it regrow fast

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 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Exam: A “subungual hematoma” or bleeding under a fingernail or toenail after trauma usually isn’t worrisome unless you also have broken bones or there is da ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Archibald Miller
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Damage to cuticle: you should see a hand surgeon who may elect to remove your nail.You may have damaged the adherent cuticle and this leads to partial or no adherence of ... Read More
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Nail: Its blood under the nail if throbbing it may need to be drained otherwise wear nail polish till nail grows out no quick fix.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Nails are dead: Nails are dead from the beginning.A new one will grow with timely.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Clean: Keep it clean. Can put a layer of nail lacquer. It will grow back.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: You may or may not lose the nail, it all depends on the extent and severity of your injury. If your nail is entirely blackened or bruised, chances ar ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
43 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: The wound needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The nail may have injured a bone or other internal structure. There also could be a foreign body in the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Wash it well: Wash it out aggressively. Then get your tetanus shot up to date if you haven't had one in 5 years or more.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Splint or buddy tape: Try splinting your injured finger or even buddy taping it. Then wrap it up so don't poke yourself while asleep. I have no connection to Walgreens but ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Depends on damage: If there is bleeding under the nail that extends to the base of the nail, then you will probably lose the nail. This may take weeks to months to come ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Exam, observation: Watch your thumb, see if it havs full motion in all planes , if not there are special tests to isolate specific tendons. There are longer tendons that ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Clean the area and apply an antiseptic and bandaid to the are to protect infection.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
If not totally torn: If it is an incomplete tear, you could try superglue. Hand washing will cause the glue to loosen so you may need to repeat, until the nail has grown ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
6-9 months: Nails are tissue that grow back slowly. Up to nine months on average. Go see your doctor.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Prevent ingrowing: Always trim the nail squarely so the corner will not dig into the surrounding skin. You may keep a small moistened pledget of cotton under the corner ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Patience: Hopefully there has not been any damage to the nailbed. You will just have to give it time and wait for the nail to grow out. There is nothing you c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You may have a fracture as well or some problem with the joint. It would be best to have it examined and possibly get an X-ray. Best of luck!
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
You : You may be stiff and need hand therapy you need to make sure the fracture is healed enough this is an ideal question for your treating physician. Call ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Send xrays. Nondisplaced...Splint or cast it. Displaced or overlapping...Fix it.

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