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Do i ice a blood blister under my fingernail?

Do i ice a blood blister under my fingernail?

Hurts, don't it: I'd ice mine while i looked for a paper clip and pair of pliers. Then i'd heat the end of the paper clip red hot and very gently touch it to the nail over the subunguinal hematoma--your blood blister. It burns a little hole and the blood comes out and it feels better. Or you can go the er and pay them to drain it if you're squeamish. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.

Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.

I cannot see your: pics but large blisters can be caused by many things including bites, allergic reactions, infection, blistering disorders. I recommend if you aren't clearing in the next week, or if it is getting bigger or more painful, you should see a board certified dermatologist ...Read more

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My daughter was playing w/a friend & got a fingernail to her gums. It looks like a blood blister on gum line. Should I take to dentist?

My daughter was playing w/a friend & got a fingernail to her gums. It looks like a blood blister on gum line. Should I take to dentist?

In some cases: If she develops redness, pain or pus around where she was injured then she should see a doctor or dentist. If it is just a blood blister, then don't open it and it will heal on its own. ...Read more

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Got hand-foot-mouth from son, with blisters all over face, in throat, hands, feet. My fingernails are hurting badly now. Is this possibly related?

Got hand-foot-mouth from son, with blisters all over face, in throat, hands, feet. My fingernails are hurting badly now. Is this possibly related?

Yes: This is an all over infection and can cause almost every symptom. It is self limiting and should be better within 7 days. Adults are often sicker. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen every 6 hours for symptom control. All the best. ...Read more

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How to reduce pain from a blister on finger nail?

How to reduce pain from a blister on finger nail?

Fingernail?: I think you mean the skin on the fingertip area? Nail material doesn't blister. Acutely ice will be the best treatment. After that anti inflammatory medications will be helpful. In the us i would recommend Motrin or alleve which are brand names of Ibuprofen and naproxen. In general wounds will heal a little quicker if you leave the blister intact. See your doctor if this doesn't improve quickly. ...Read more

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Small blisters are under my finger nail, not around the nail, just underneath it. What are these? And is it related to the hand eczema?

Small blisters are under my finger nail, not around the nail, just underneath it. What are these? And is it related to the hand eczema?

Need more info: Are these painful or red? How long have they been there? Do you have eczema on your hands and fingers? A dermatologist can be helpful in evaluating these findings which i recommend. ...Read more

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Can flu-like symptoms cause your fingernails to turn bluish?

Can flu-like symptoms cause your fingernails to turn bluish?

It shouldn't: Bluish fingertips/nails, or cyanosis, is a reflection of a low oxygen content in the blood. You should be evaluated by a medical professional with a pulse oximeter (painless test that just requires a fingertip probe). If low oxygen content is ruled out, another cause can be the raynaud phenomenon. ...Read more

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Can flu-like symptoms suddenly cause your fingernails to turn blue?

Not likely: Nails or skin under nails? I can not think of a way to change color of your nails, but skin under nails typically reflects amount of oxygen being carried by red cells. Bright red means full of oxygen and blue means depleted. Other disorders can also cause discoloration, but if new or associated with shortness of breath will need an explanation soon. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more