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what would happen if you swallow someone finger nail

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
A metal nail...: ..As in hammer and nails? Yes! you need to see a doc dude!
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Dr. Steve Springer
24 years experience Family Medicine
Whoever He is...Yes: I would think this is something to take a look at urgently. Image to the right is a swallowed coin....And can cause some major problems in the right ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Post nasal drip: You have a post nasal drip probably due to alleegies or a sinus infection that are responsible for your symptoms.Take an antihistamine duch as Allegra ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: Other than the obvious germ laden nature of the material it is not toxic. I consider it foreign protein. It wont hurt her like a button battery or med ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
It heals: It heals from the bottom up.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Sliced? Are you : Bleeding? If your bleeding you must stop bleeding...Sliced or tore? If sliced i would see a doctor to examine extent of injury, need for tetanus shot ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown: It could be a large number of things. See your doctor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Probably not: Nail cancer is very unusual. Is the line on all of the nails? If such is the case and depending on the appearance, it may suggest a metabolic abnormal ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Both?: My opinion is that it may be multi factorial.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Very carefully: If you are unable to remove the fingernail yourself, see your dentist and have him or her remove it for you.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Below: With out an exam, or an image to see, it would be best to be seen by your health care provider. An antibiotic may be needed. Until then, soak the fin ... Read More

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