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I Slammed My Finger In A Door What Can I Do To Save My Nail Will It Regrow Fast
Nail injury: Most likely the injury you sustained damaged the attachment of the nail to the nail bed. If there was no damage to the nail matrix then your nail should eventually grow out and appear normal over time. However, once the damage was done there is nothing you can do to "save" the nail other than wait patiently. ...Read more
I slammed my finger in a door on accidently. Now it is black and blue. And a little pressure how will I know if I need a hole in my nail? Looks wise.
Nail bruised?: If the nail is black and blue, it means you have a bruise/blood collection under the nail. Piercing the nail will allow the blood to evacuate, and will relieve the pressure. However, you should see your doctor, as he can anesthetize your finger first if it is needed. If the finger is broken, you should be seen as well. ...Read more
I slammed my finger in between the bathroom door and now theres a small black dot on the top under my nail.. should i be concerned?
Old blood: this is old clotted blood from the injury- if it is just a dot, it will resolve over 4-8 weeks. ...Read more
My fingernail is a yellowish color and when it grows wont attach to the nail plate. What is it and how do I treat it i slammed my finger in a car door a while back and ever since it fell off the nail grows back a yellowish color and for the most part is n
I slammed my finger into my car door last Sunday and its still swollen and blue. Not only that but the blue is spreading to the outside of my nail. ?
Finger injury: If there is blood under the nail- it will resolve itself . Should have been drained. iF IT IS JUST BLUE ON THE PULP of the finger-- will take 2-3 week to get better-- pain relief recommend. If pain id worse or any movement issues-- get X-ray through your GP to rule out underlying fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On how long ago it happened. If more than a day, too late , if it just happened and there is a blood accumulation under the nail, your doctor can drill a small hole to relieve the pressure. ...Read more
If you slam your finger in a door and your nail falls off how long will it take till the new one grows?
Trauma: If you're lucky enough to still have some living matrix at the end of the finger, and most times this occurs you definitely are that lucky, the nail should grow back in a matter of many months. It just takes a long time because that nail, once established, only grows 2 mm a month on the fingers and 1 mm a month on the toes. ...Read more
Smashed my finger in a door and bruised it like a month ago. The bruise takes up almost my entire nail. The nail has not grown since. Is this bad?
Possibly: Is there coagulated blood at the base of the nail or lunula? (part nearest the skin and closest to the wrist)? Does it still hurt to press on the nail? You could have a hematoma pressing on the lunula, cutting off blood flow. The lunula is the part of the nail that grows. Without good blood flow it may not grow. Use Healthtap Prime &show a doc a picture: it'll help with diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends: You may or may not lose the nail, it all depends on the extent and severity of your injury. If your nail is entirely blackened or bruised, chances are higher you may lose your nail and it may just be a matter of days. Generally there is loosening of the nail plate before this happens. ...Read more
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