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How can you treat a bruised fingernail?

How can you treat a bruised fingernail?

Give it some time: Give it a month sometimes even two. However - be aware that there are skin cancers including melanoma that can affect the nail. If not better after a month, get the area evaluated by your dermatologist. ...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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How do you treat a finger nail bruise?

How do you treat a finger nail bruise?

Subungal hematoma: Abrise under the nail is called subungal hematoma and can be very painful as there is collection of blood under the nail and there is no outlet. Nail looks black and blue. If there is not much pain than the blood will eventually get absorped in your body by itself and needs no treatment
but if there is intense pain than a hole is drilled through the nail to relieve the pressure. ...Read more

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I have bruised fingernail - has been there for about 2 months?

I have bruised fingernail - has been there for about 2 months?

It can take awhile: Subungal hematomas are collections of blood underneath the fingernail plate, usually from a trauma. They may persist for a very long time and resolve slowly at the rate of the growth of the nail plate. Several months is not unheard of. ...Read more

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What to do if I have little white lines underneath my fingernails. Are they bruises?

White Fingernails: If you have white fingernail lines, it's a good idea to see your doctor for blood tests unless you know they're due to nail trauma or injury. Mee's and muehrcke nails can both be signs of serious health problems. If you have white fingernail lines, see your doctor to find out why. ...Read more

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Would it be ok to put a false nail ontop of a bruised fingernail. Or might it take the whole nail off?

Would it be ok to put a false nail ontop of a bruised fingernail. Or might it take the whole nail off?

May promote fungus: Depending on the degree of damage the false nail will trap bacteria and fungi which can lead to infection. If it temporary for a special occasion it is ok but for a period of months it may not be the best idea. File nail if possible and cover with polish to hide bruise. ...Read more

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I bruised my fingernail when I slammed the door on it, it doesn't hurt anymore but will my nail fall off? And how long till it grows back if it does?

I bruised my fingernail when I slammed the door on it, it doesn't hurt anymore but will my nail fall off? And how long till it grows back if it does?

It might: If the injury was enough to disrupt continuous growth of the nail plate - if it does fall off, the new nail may take 6-9 months to regrow. ...Read more

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My middle finger has a dark blue, blackish, bruise under the fingernail, but it doesn't hurt after a week, will it fall off or go away?

My middle finger has a dark blue, blackish, bruise under the fingernail, but it doesn't hurt after a week, will it fall off or go away?

Maybe: But it depends on how much was damaged. If it's just a small area, then it probably won't. If it involves most of the nail bed, it probably will. Time will tell! If you want to get a more accurate answer, consider a virtual consult. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Slammed pinkie in car door yesterday. I can bend my finger, but it's pink and bruised on the bottom and my fingernail has a dark purple splotch. Isok??

Slammed pinkie in car door yesterday. I can bend my finger, but it's pink and bruised on the bottom and my fingernail has a dark purple splotch. Isok??

Nailbed injury: The purple discoloration under your nail indicates bleeding from the nailbed with an associated nailbed injury. Will usually heal on its own with nail acting as a splint. If painful create a hole in the nail over the blood with flame heated paperclip to decompress. ...Read more

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My grandmother has a small bruise on her upper-inner arm and it has a fingernail sized lump underneath, she only noticed it a few days ago, cancerous?

My grandmother has a small bruise on her upper-inner arm and it has a fingernail sized lump underneath, she only noticed it a few days ago, cancerous?

No tumor: Lump appearing under a bruise frequently results from hematoma consolidating to produce a palpable lesion. Tumors take time to develop. In rare instances a tumor appears at site of bruise but from a pre-existing cancer, removed and appeared under control. This lesion should be watched to assure no further growth and if not resolved while clinically stable, should have excisional bx ...Read more

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My fingernails hurts everytime my hands are cold. Not all fingers, just one of my fingernails. Under the fingernails, I have a little bruise.

My fingernails hurts everytime my hands are cold. Not all fingers, just one of my fingernails. Under the fingernails, I have a little bruise.

Constriction: You may be having arterial constriction due to the cold and causing thi symptom. Concentrate on keeping your hands warm and this should prevent this occurring ...Read more

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Dr wants a ddimer will the fact I have a fresh small bruise on knee a small bruise under fingernail and blood drawn yesterday effect it tomorrow?

Dr wants a ddimer will the fact I have a fresh small bruise on knee a small bruise under fingernail and blood drawn yesterday effect it tomorrow?

Yes, it can: D-dimers are non specific. Small rises in their levels can occur with bruises, repeat blood draw attempt, etc- basicaly anything that can cause blood to accumulate and clot anywhere in the body can cause high d dimers. NORMAL levels of d-dimers practically exclude potentially lethal blood clots, such as DVT or pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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My daughter's finger is bruised at the knuckle and below the fingernail and is also swollen. She fell back on it and pulled her finger very hard after?

My daughter's finger is bruised at the knuckle and below the fingernail and is also swollen. She fell back on it and pulled her finger very hard after?

Xray exam: She may have dislocated/fractured finger and she may have blood under her fingernail. Go to ER or urgent care for a complete evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why am I tender around my fingernails?

Why am I tender around my fingernails?

Unsure: Am assuming that you are referring to the tissue surrounding the edges of the nail? Is it red, swollen? If yes - an infection is a possibility. ...Read more

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So my finger nail is going to fall off if bruised?

So my finger nail is going to fall off if bruised?

Depends: It depends on how badly your nail was injured. If it does fall off the nail almost always grows back. Incidentally, if you have bleeding under the nail, identified by blue-black color and pain, this is easily relieved by drilling a small hole in the nail. Your doctor knows how to do this safely and with little discomfort. Afterwards, you'll feel much better. ...Read more

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What's the fasted way to heal you finger nail bruise?

What's the fasted way to heal you finger nail bruise?

Can't speed it up: Unfortunately you can't speed-up the bodies healing process
however if your injury is acute draining the blood from under the nail will relieve some of the pain
this procedure can be performed at any emergency room or doctors office. ...Read more

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I accidentally hit slammed my finger on a door and now there's a red/dark red little thing near my finger nail. Is it just a bruise?

I accidentally hit slammed my finger on a door and now there's a red/dark red little thing near my finger nail. Is it just a bruise?

Blood under the: Nail plate can look like a small dark spot/area. Usually itis just a bruise or a small tiny laceration to the strucutres under the nail, on occasion it can occur with a fracture, but a severe fracture usally has deformity or the nail is cracked or lifted off or the area of darkness is larger. If there is no trauma then that is different and needs eval. Do not try ot drain or evacuate the spot. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my index finger nail that are not going away. I also have what appears to be a bruise or blood under the pad. It hurts to touch.?

I have dark spots on my index finger nail that are not going away. I also have what appears to be a bruise or blood under the pad. It hurts to touch.?

Probably nothing: Do you have fever? You want to be sure you're not describing osler's nodes - for photos, see http://usmlemd. Wordpress. Com/2008/06/27/osler-nodes-vs-janeway-lesions-2/ which is a manifestation of endocarditis. ...Read more

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It feels like a possible infection on my finger and I am not sure how I picked it up. It feels tender around my finger nail, lightly red, swollen.

It feels like a possible infection on my finger and I am not sure how I picked it up. It feels tender around my finger nail, lightly red, swollen.

Paronychia: There are different kinds of infection around the nail. None of them respond to antibiotic ointment. May need drainage of pus. A common finding is chronic paronychia caused by bandaids and antibiotic ointments. Best see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Cat scratch from 4 or 5 days ago right beside finger nail bed and the area beside is tender and red. No pus not noticeably swollen, skin is firm.

Cat scratch from 4 or 5 days ago right beside finger nail bed and the area beside is tender and red. No pus not noticeably swollen, skin is firm.

Cat scratch: Cat scratches can lead to infection called cat scratch disease which can have ocular / neurologic /bone complications. F/u/ w/ doc/ urgent care today

https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001614.htm ...Read more

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Thick skin under my fingernails how to treat?

Thick skin under my fingernails how to treat?

FUNGUS INFECTION: It is treated with oral antifungal rx like Lamisil (terbinafine) 250 mg. Daily x 3 months. Make sure to check liver function tests. ...Read more

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I have a yellow thing inside my fingernail with a white spot next to it what is is how do I treat it?

I have a yellow thing inside my fingernail with a white spot next to it what is is how do I treat it?

White spots under: The fingernail are a sign of superficial injury occurring to the nail root, the part under your finger skin before the nail erupts. Perhaps there was some bleeding and resolving blood left a little yellow/hemosiderin tinge. If it doesn't hurt, you can just watch it and wait for it to grow out. It doesn't sound like there is a foreign body/splinter under there, but if you have any question, see Doc. ...Read more

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I have this burning sensation under my fingernail bed to the point where it turned a reddish green. Any tips on how to treat this?

I have this burning sensation under my fingernail bed to the point where it turned a reddish green. Any tips on how to treat this?

Possible nail bed: Infection. See PCP asap for proper diagnosis and antibiotics if needed. Goal is to treat asap and prevent possible spread into finger/hand. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat fingernail fungus naturally?

Is there a way to treat fingernail fungus naturally?

Nail fungus: The answer is yes. These organisms are alive and present in the GI tract. They are supported by sugars. There are many reasons why they may be flourishing in the GI tract. The nail infection is a discharge of the internal infection and, as such, can be cleared by clearing the GI issues allowing the infection. ...Read more

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My scalp has been really itchy recently and every time I scratch it, white and black specks appear on my fingernails. What is it and how treated?

My scalp has been really itchy recently and every time I scratch it, white and black specks appear on my fingernails. What is it and how treated?

Dermatitis: The scales are likely from skin scales (older one tends to be darker). You need to find what is causing the itching. As a starter, the hair preparation used (especially something introduced recently). But there are also other causes for scalp itching. - consider a derm consult if you can't solve the puzzle yourself. ...Read more