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How fast can I make my nail laceration go away?

How fast can I make my nail laceration go away?

It depends: It depends on the depth and severity of the laceration. Healing rates can vary depending on various factors. ...Read more

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Nail Laceration (Definition)

The nail is composed of multiple parts. The nail plate is the hard part that you see and feel on the outside. Then there is the nail germinal and sterile matrix, which cause the nail to develop and give it a shiny appearance. A nail laceration can involve any and/or all of these structures. Some of these lacerations can be left alone, but some will leave nail ...Read more


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Are the symptoms of nail laceration bad?

Depends: Depends on the severity. The symptoms can be very bad if not treated. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nail laceration?

Nail laceration: The nail is composed of multiple parts. The nail plate is the hard part that you see and feel on the outside. Then there is the nail germinal and sterile matrix, which cause the nail to develop and give it a shiny appearance. A nail laceration can involve any and/or all of these structures. Some of these lacerations can be left alone, but some will leave nail deformities or growth difficulties. ...Read more

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One 1in clean straight line laceration below skin on palm by nail; 3 days old not healing or bleeding; slight soreness. Heal on its own?

One 1in clean straight line laceration below skin on palm by nail; 3 days old not healing or bleeding; slight soreness. Heal on its own?

Laceration: At this point it is too late to repair the laceration due to increased chance of infection, so it is going to have to heal from the bottom up. Worrisome signs would be pus, redness and drainage. It will be sore for a while and will slowly heal, but it will. ...Read more

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How long would it take for nail injury to heal?

How long would it take for nail injury to heal?

Depends: Fingernails will generally grow completely back in about 4 months, while toenails may take as long as 6 months. ...Read more

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Can a nail injury on plica semilunaris heal?

Can a nail injury on plica semilunaris heal?

Injury: I am assuming this is a fingernail-induced injury. If muscle and lacrimal canals have not been injured, then the wound ought to heal. However, i would suture this wound, to insure that the appropriate tissues coapt well. ...Read more

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Possible thumb nail injury. What should I do?

Possible thumb nail injury. What should I do?

See a doctor: It depend on the injury. You may need to do nothing or require drainage of the blood under the nail plate, or even a repair of the nail bed. It needs proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What do white spots on nails mean; don't have any nail injury?

What do white spots on nails mean; don't have any nail injury?

Can be fungal: Bright white spots on the nail, almost appearing as if you sprinkled powdered sugar on it can be a superficial fungal infection. If the nail is a normal thickness, this can be the one type of fungus that can respond to topical treatment. ...Read more

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