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Accidentally sliced finger two days ago. Now tip of finger feels numb. Is this normal......It also feels stiff?

Accidentally sliced finger two days ago.  Now tip of finger feels numb.  Is this normal......It also feels stiff?

Depends: Important to know where on yoiur finger you sustained the injury. You may have injured a nerve or tendon. See your physician asap. P.S. Are you up to date with your tetanus vaccine? ...Read more

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Cut tip of finger off and got stitches two days ago but the pain and throbbing won't stop nothing helping?

Cut tip of finger off and got stitches two days ago but the pain and throbbing won't stop nothing helping?

Ice: Try ice, tylenol, (acetaminophen)Motrin and splinting the finger so it doesn't move or bump into anything. If worsening get rechecked where you had the stitches placed. ...Read more

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How long does it take gangrene to form, it's due to intravenous drug use, used in the middle of the finger but only tip of finger is purple & ?

How long does it take gangrene to form, it's due to intravenous drug use, used in the middle of the finger but only tip of finger is purple & ?

It will form guickly: if the blood supply is not sufficient to keep the tissue alive. See a doctor before you loose your finger and see a doctor for rehab before you loose your life! ...Read more

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Broke/crushed tip of finger 1 wk ago-ER doc stitched & told me to change dressing in 24 hrs-was afraid to now it's stuck? Stitches due out in a wk.

Moisten: You may want to use warm water to moisten the wound so that you can gently remove the dressing. Let it dry and then apply a new dressing/ bandaid. It is important to change the dressing daily to monitor for possible complications and timely healing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop disfigured nail growth from repeatedly biting and picking whole nails off with bleeding. My nails only grow on tip of finger?

Is it possible to develop disfigured nail growth from repeatedly biting and picking whole nails off with bleeding. My nails only grow on tip of finger?

Yes: You have likely damaged the nail beds, which is where the nail growth comes from. Damage to these can result in disfigured nails. This is usually permanent, but see your doctor to be sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does the tip of finger nails start to get split ends?

Why does the tip of finger nails start to get split ends?

Nail health: The health of your nails can reflect your state of nutrition and your general health. Brittle nails can be caused by vitamin or iron deficiency, and by certain medical conditions, or by drying your nails out too much with solvents. Nutritional supplements with vitamin e and biotin are said to improve nail health, but the evidence suggests vit e may be more toxic than helpful. ...Read more

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Sliced piece of tip of finger (pea sized) off 2 days ago still hurts a lot. Not bleeding but when i change the bandaid it does and hurts. See md?

Sliced piece of tip of finger (pea sized) off 2 days ago still hurts a lot.  Not bleeding but when i change the bandaid it does and hurts. See md?

Bandaid: See an md is never a bad idea; for different reasons such as to check your tetanus vaccination status, look at the wound, and by the way maybe get a general checkup and antibiotics. Ensure the bandaid is not getting stuck to the tissue (you might keep changing and removing the scarring tissue over and over). Powders that favor re-epithelization are available otc in pharmacies to avoid this problem. ...Read more