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Is It Okay For My Fingernails To Grow More Slowly On My Broken Hand
How long will it take for my hang nail tear to heal? I am a four year old and my mom is helping me type. My nail tore. Actually i tore it by pealing it with my hand it because it was too long. It hurts a little bit. Thank you.
That's : That's great that you got your mom to use internet to ask a doctor a question. It will usually take about a week, give or take a couple of days. Most of the time it heals by itself. However, there are some that will get infected by getting bigger and more swollen and become more painful. If this happens, your mom will take you to the doctor for real and maybe put you on antibiotics which will make the infection go away. Hope you feel better soon. ...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
What medication can I put on my finger it is swollen ? Hi , my nail was cracked in half not so long ago .. Then one day it started to get swollen , in no time the finger started to get swollen and it keeps on throbbing .. You can see white stuff inside od
One VERY TINY vertical super skinny red line is under my thumb nail... is this anything serious? Will it go away on its own and how long will it take?
I just slammed my finger in my garage like shed door, and it is starting to bruise and swell. Is it a hairline fracture?
Fracture or not?: After an accident like this, if you have enough pain that you think you may have fractured your finger, it is best to visit a physician so that he or she can make sure that you have intact neurovascular status. Your doctor can splint your finger and order x-rays if appropriate. The diagnosis of a fracture is suspected with point tenderness and pain, but is confirmed with radiographs. ...Read more
My finger was crushed and I lost a lot of my fingertip tthe doctor brought the side together to help it heal better by using stitches causing my finger to be deformed will it look normal after healing?
My daughter is 11mnth. When should I have her hair cut? Does cutting help it to grow faster and be thicker and has more volume?
No: It does not affect number of hairs that regrow. ...Read more
Stitched straight cut in eyebrow but i noticed after 2 months it's red and raised and it is bigger than of the original cut , why and how long to heal?
Possible keloid: This could be vigorous scar tissue, or keloid. It could take up to 6 months to a year to entirely heal. Keep sun exposure to a minimum. Also you may want to use cocoa butter and or vitamin e to massage over scar. You should consult plastic surgeon, sometimes steroid creams or injections can help. ...Read more
Is it more than just a jammed finger if it won't straighten fully anymore unless I use my other hand to help, after I fell and hurt my finger?
Yes: You may have torn a tendon.See an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more
If I use my sharp finger nail and press it on a blood vessel at my foot very hard , will it snap and will it repair itself?
The big one finger on my feed is in infection. My nail is growing into flesh. They cutted my nail and flesh, but it was very, very painfull. Help me !
Have your: parent or guardian 16 years or older ask the question per health Tap policy ...Read more
My toddler smushed his finger and now the nail is black and so is a bit of the skin around it. How long till it heals on its own or should he drain it?
Smushed finger : Oh poor little guy! Motrin should help the pain! It will probably take a month or so to heal on its own. If the nailbed is very swollen and tense it may need to be drained in an er. It is also possible to get a crack in the tip of the finger bone which is important to know about in case of infection. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has a splinter in her foot and its so small yhat I can't reach it with twizzers, what is the best way to get it out fast? Help
I use a needle: When these come into the office it is often because parents have not been able to get them out. I rely on magnification/light & the business end of an injection needle to scoop the splinter out. If it is superfical enough, i don't need to numb the area with anesthetic. If the splinter is very small and the kid has no pain while walking, you could leave it alone. Some will work themselves out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently cut my hair and it's shorter than the lady was supposed to cut it. Another lady said Biotin will cause my hair to grow longer. How long will that take? School is starting in about a month and I don't want to go back with the short hair
Worried about hair?: School is one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Her hair... well, that cannot be a big deal. That does not mean hair is not a big deal; it means hair length CANNOT be a big deal. It is mind over body. Hair length only becomes a big deal if one's brain fails to ignore all worries related to length. Biotin will make no difference. A student's hair can grow fine with no supplements. ...Read more
My big toes has indentations on the nail and hasnt heal in years. Every time i cut my nails, its shorter but it doenst seem to heal. what does this me?
Nail fungus good bet: eaay tomdiagnose, a bit more difficult to treat ...Read more
So since it has been 6 weeks since i broke my 4th toe how much longer will it take for it to look starlight instead of it kinda crooked leaning left?
Iv a cut under my nail in my tumb. It was cut when I cut my nail the skin came whit it. How long will it take to heal?
Is it possible to break the tip of my big toe bone? Three days ago i sat on a chair without balance and caught it under my big toe. It is bruised under where the nail starts to grow. I can barely move the joint and it hurts to walk on it. My whole toe is
How long should it take a cut on my finger to heal? I cut it in the kitchen last week and it is still a bit tender and sore.
Weeks: It truly depends on the severity of the cut (superficial vs deep) and how much protection that site is recieving --> is it constantly being irritated or are you protecting it with a bandage. Furthermore, if it is draining pus and looks reddened/swollen, you may have an inflammatory reaction going on due to presence of bacteria. Keep the area clean, protect it and it should heal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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