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How To Treat A Bruised Fingernail
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
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
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
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
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
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
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??
I have 3 fingernail size bruises on my upper inner left arm what causes this sometimes I get it on my right arm inner as well. What is causing this?
Bruise: These are usually caused by your skin he nipped when lying on that site it is of no consequence ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
No lunula: Best to post a photo... And if you can't do it here, consider realself. Com ...Read more
I have a small inflamed dry patch about the size of a fingernail just below my one eye on my face. It is very tender and painful if I touch it. What c?
Dermatitis: Are you able to upload a picture of the lesion? ...Read more
Hard immobile lump size of fingernail right on bone behind ear - not jaw. Slightly tender to touch. Mild ringing of ears a few weeks ago. Thoughts?
Adenitis: Skin soft tissue infection or infected cyst. ...Read more
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
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
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
No known injury but finger nail bed came up bruised and nail fell off, new nail grew through but is now bruised again for no reason, what is wrong?
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.?
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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