A 20-year-old male asked:
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i've bruised my thumb nail it's darkblue and violette color, i accidentally smashed the door on it, it hurts like hell, help..

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Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
First use ice to: reduce the inflammation, 2-3x daily then once the thumbnail turns yellow and green, then you can use heating pad to help speed up the healing/ absorption process. Otherwise, for pain use ibuprofen 200-400 mg three times daily with food and/or paracetamol 500 mg 4 times daily. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
Answered on May 26, 2018

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