A 18-year-old member asked:
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i slammed my thumb in a car door back on christmas eve. i lost the nail a few weeks ago & now my nail bed all of a sudden is super painful to touch or if i apply pressure to my thumb it hurts. it also looks pretty gross and swollen. is this normal?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling: a new nail coming in shouldn't cause your thumb to swell. I would be concerned for an infection you should probably have this scene.
Answered on Mar 9, 2020

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