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Pinched Finger In Door
I pinched my finger tip in between a car door there was blood, the nail is black, my finger tip is swollen, the pain is really bad. What happens now?
23 year old lady who slammed finger in car door.
You should visit the ER to make sure your finger is neurovascularly intact meaning there is blood flow to the finger and the nerves are functioning. You may require some x rays of your hand to make sure you did not fracture one of your phalanges. You also may need a tetanus shot. The subungual hematoma should be drained as well. Good luck. Apply ice. ...Read more
I pinched my finger in between a car door, its not broken but it is swollen, the nail is black, there is blood, and its very painful, what should I do?
If painful, can typically be easily drained to relieve pressure.
Here is some information.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/bleeding-under-nail. ...Read more
Plan to x-ray: If there is no obvious deformity/ severe bleeding then start with rest, ice, compression, & elevation. You may splint the area, and take an otc antiinflammatory/ pain reliever if you don't have any contraindicated medical conditions. You should plan to have an x-ray in the next few days to make sure there are no fractures that will heal incorrectly. If there is obvious deformity = urgent care. ...Read more
Antiseptic, ice,: Elevate. Check to see circulation look goods though can be deceiving Need to check for integrity of skin and the finger nail. X-rays if suspicious for fracture, washed out and sutured if lacerated. Check for tendon motion. Any doubts see a medical provider. If it does not feel or look right don't wait ...Read more
It depends on: The extent of the damage. Was anything fractured? Were there any severe lacerations? Please re-submit with more info. ...Read more
Ice: In the acute phase of an injury like this, ice would generally be recommended. Depending on the extent of the injury, he may need to get it evaluated for a fracture. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more
How does it look?: If there is a gross deformity (crooked) or loss of function (cannot bend), then get a x-ray to make sure it is not broken. If the tip of the finger has a bruise/hematoma, then just putting some ice on it may settle it down. A blood clot under the fingernail may require drainage if painful. Some tylenol (acetaminophen) will help with pain. ...Read more
Splint or buddy tape: Try splinting your injured finger or even buddy taping it. Then wrap it up so don't poke yourself while asleep. I have no connection to Walgreens but their ad popped up when I searched: http://www. Walgreens. Com/store/c/walgreens-small-finger-splint/ID=prod3460871-product. You could also use popsicle sticks. Or http://www. Sportsinjuryclinic. Net/treatments-therapies/sports-taping/finger-buddy-taping ...Read more
Fingers are swollen and they hurt bad to were I can't pick things up or open a door what could it be?
I got my middle crush by a. Door 2 days ago, and their. Is a smart. Pain shooting down my finger. Is it broken?
Very possible: It is common for a door injury to cause a fracture and possible nailed deformity of not properly treated, splinted, or fracture reduced and fixed. At the very minimum this will require an xray. ...Read more
I slamed my finger in a car door a week ago. Must of damaged a nerve. When will feeling come back? It gets very cold when outside
Should recover: Closed crush injuries usually cause temporary neurapraxia injury which improves within 4-6 weeks. Rarely more severe pressure from the crush can physically disrupt the interior of the nerve which may take up to 12 weeks to improve but with uncertainty. In the absence of a laceration observation is recommended. ...Read more
Got car door slammed on a finger by vintage 50s car when young. Never remembered which but one is thicker than the rest. Is that it? Why?
I smashed my finger in the car door a week ago, it then turned very blue (almost black)on the tip and front of my finger. Why has the swelling not down?
Finger fracture?: This crush type injury to the finger may have resulted in a fracture if the distal phalanx (end bone of the finger). This could explain why the swelling/pain persists. Recommend x-rays and evaluation by a healthcare professional ...Read more
I slammed the tip of my pinky finger in the door on Monday and it is now twice the size of the other, hot and painful. Is this just par 4 the course?
No: Need ER evaluation. Fracture of the finger could present in the same way. Another concern is infection ...Read more
Finger: Possible but unlikely. Consult orthopedics if in distress. ...Read more
I slammed my finger in a door, so I called 911 because it was bleeding so much but I wasn't sure if there was something else I should've done?
Not a 911 injury: No one bled 2 death from a crushed finger. U turned a this into a very expensive situation 4 u. Some cities may transfer the cost 2 u personally. ...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
X-ray?: If it's getting better daily and you can bend it it is probably ok If it is very swollen, unable to bend or very painful if bumped you may have a fracture. An x ray will tell you. If not improving daily get it seen by MD ...Read more
My locker door slammed on my finger, and now its red, hurts and might be swollen. What should I do?
Start with a cold compress. Crushed ice in a plastic bag, wrapped in a towel (never put ice directly on skin). Apply 10 minutes, off 10 minutes, repeat.
See a medical professional to have finger checked. Could be broken, might just be bruised. Can't tell without checking. ...Read more
My finger got caught on the door I pulled it too hard. How long should wait before I go to the doc?
Injured Finger..: Go NOW!! Could be fractured, ++++Get a more detailed answer ›
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
When I was 3-5 y.O. My fingers were visibly flattened after being shut in door. They then 'popped' back out before reaching hospital. Why? How? Etc
Elasticity: When you're younger your tissue has more elasticity. I suspect this is the reason the tissue bounced back. ...Read more
My finger got slammed in a door, had it drained w/in 24hrs do u think I saved it from falling off-if not how long does it take &what does it look like?
You should go to ER: If your injury is that severe need to see the doctor immediately, best place is your ER doctor, will evaluate your injury if needed will the hand surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: It depends how severe was your injury. You might have a fracture, so getting an x-ray would help to diagnose it. ...Read more
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
Contusion: A small vein may have broken, especially if it looks blue. It is most likely just inflamed from the trauma. If any skin broke, consider infection. ...Read more
I smashed my finger in my car door. It's swollen, nail black & has a strange odor. What's causing the odor?
Bad odor: Could mean infection. Please get this evaluated ASAP. Take care. ...Read more
Do I need to see and orthopaedic surgeon for a finger that I slammed in the car door and now it is bent kinda funny?
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