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What can I do for a finger closed in a car door

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Temporary painrelief: Temporary things that can be done include ice or cold compresses, elevation, tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil. Finger injuries due to closing car do ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
ER - if dangling: and for pain, take Aleve or 3 Advil if not allergic to NSAIDS. If pain is severe and finger cannot move, go directly to the ER.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Avishka Baichan
Specializes in General Practice
Nail trauma : Good afternoon The blue colour is from trauma to the nail bed.If you are not responding to analgesia and an ice compress, then you’ll need to be seen ... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe nothing: If it is mild bruising/contusion, just keep it elavated; otc motrin/aleve may help with pain etc...If you can't move/bend it or if pain is severe, you ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Finger: Possible but unlikely. Consult orthopedics if in distress.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Ice: You want to minimize the inflammation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hilliard
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Neurapraxia: A crush injury to a sensory nerve in the finger can cause a neurapraxia, which is a temporary loss of nerve signal conduction. This usually resolves w ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Trauma=swelling: Frequently, after traumatic injury, swelling (edema) of an affected extremity (or finger) never really resolves. Also 'scar tissue' can 'build-up' ca ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Finger fracture?: This crush type injury to the finger may have resulted in a fracture if the distal phalanx (end bone of the finger). This could explain why the swelli ... Read More
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

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