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I stepped on a nail and it started to turn black around it. what's happening?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal answered

Specializes in 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 make sure it's not infected and also to get a tetanus shot if you haven't had one recently.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Scott Bolhack answered

Specializes in Wound care

Nail black: Any change in the color of the skin after a puncture should be assessed immediately. There are many things that this could represent from a collection of blood, decayed tissue to an infectious process. Go soon.

Answered 8/14/2012

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