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Smashed Crooked Nail
Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?
Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?
Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more
Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Removal of the nail plate after trauma usually is indicated if there is significant evidence or suspicion of a nail bed laceration. Removing the nail plate would provide access to the laceration for repair. Subsequently, many physicians will reattach the nail plate on a temporary basis for protection of the healing laceration. ...Read more
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Slammed pinky in door,can't bend.Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up,some of nailbed beyond where nail begins,shows.Entire arm hurts.WhatCanIDo?
Have it evaluated.: With an infection you will need antibiotics. If the infection is down to bone you may need to have the infected bone removed. You may need IV antibiotics. You may also benefit with hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Have your foot evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on damage: If there is bleeding under the nail that extends to the base of the nail, then you will probably lose the nail. This may take weeks to months to come off. It will usually get pushed off as the new nail grows out. Usually the nail will grow back normally unless the nail bed has been damaged. If nail bed damage has occurred, then some type of nail dystrophy will be permanent. Dr l. ...Read more
Ingrown toenail i smashed my big toe and the nail eventuality fell off but it's curling inwards, is there anything i can do?
Damaged nail: After you damage your nail, you have to be careful of ingrown toenails and weakly growing nails. Try to take an oral compound of zinc with biotin to help with the nail growth. Also apply a small amount of a topical antibiotic around the cuticle to help prevent an infection. See a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fingernail Ridges: Vertical fingernail ridges fingernail ridges are not always a health concern. There is a distinction between vertical and horizontal fingernail ridges. Vertical ridges are normal and are not a sign of any medical health concern. They extend from the base of your fingernail to the tip in an aligned and orderly positioning. They appear more prominently with age. ...Read more