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What should I do about my bruised nail?

Bruised nail: Don't do anything to it except wait for it to grow out on it's own. ...Read more

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How long does it take a bruised nail to heal?

How long does it take a bruised nail to heal?

Nail bruise: Depends on which nail. Fingernails grow faster than toenails. Also depends on age since older age takes longer for nails to grow. Plan on 4-6 weeks for fingernail and 6-12 months for toenail. ...Read more

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Bruised nail which is painless but it hasn't cleared up yet, what can I do for this?

Bruised nail which is painless but it hasn't cleared up yet, what can I do for this?

The hematoma under t: The hematoma (blood) under the nail plate will gradually grow out distally to the end of the nail plate. Be patient it will take a couple of months for finger nails 6-8 for toenails. ...Read more

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How can you care for a bruised thumb nail?

How can you care for a bruised thumb nail?

If you have blood un: If you have blood under the nail it should be evacuated by your doctor to remove the blood. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to do for a bruised toe nail?

Please advise me what to do for a bruised toe nail?

See below: Depends on how old it is. If fresh and there is blood under the nail it would be best to see a podiatrist to have the blood removed by making a hole in the nail to drain it and remove the pressure. If older soak in hydrogen peroxide and use antiseptic. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised toe nail last?

How long does a bruised toe nail last?

Would depend on: How bad the bruise was and if the causing issue was removed. ...Read more

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I have a bruised toe nail. Could it fall off?

I have a bruised toe nail. Could it fall off?

It's possible: If blood forms under rthe nail it could cause the nail to lift frm the bed and fall off. One possible solution is to drain the blood if present rapidly.....Just becasue the is discoloration does not mean there is drainable blood though..... ...Read more

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Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection. ...Read more

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