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I have a smashed finger and their seems to b blood in my nail and on my finger it is swollen with blood in it what should I do?

I have a smashed finger and their seems to b blood in my nail and on my finger it is swollen with blood in it what should I do?

Subungual hematoma..: A subungual hematoma is bleeding under the fingernail caused by a crush injury; causes intense pain and throbbing. If is is really painful, it can be decompressed. Should be done by doc if >50% of nail bed involved (nail may need to be removed). Doctors use cautery; diy'ers use a heated, sterilized needle. If not too bad, can just watch and wait. ...Read more

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Smashed finger nail in iron door.Black nail right away.finger sensitive painful and others fingers feel weird but they weren't smashed.

Smashed finger nail in iron door.Black nail right away.finger sensitive painful and others fingers feel weird but they weren't smashed.

Finger pain: You probably have a subungual hematoma where there is blood under the nail which appears black. If you don't have a fine hole drilled through the nail quickly it will lift the nail off of the nail plate and you will lose the entire nail. If you feel uncomfortable doing it, go to the ER.The other fingers were probably just bruised. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured 8 hours ago?

What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured  8 hours ago?

Crush injury: The symptoms suggest some neurologic injury as there are paresthesias, possibly from the swelling. This seriously calls for an physician's examination. Circulatory compromise is also a consideration. ...Read more

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Possible pinched nerve after smashed finger...Pain down my arm so the doctor prescribe me neurotin is that right?

Possible pinched nerve after smashed finger...Pain down my arm so the doctor prescribe me neurotin is that right?

Yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) can certainly help with nerve pain. Other alternatives include methylcobalamin (vit b12), n acetyl cysteine and acetyl l carnitine. An evaluation by a hand surgeon would be best to determine if any other issues are causing your discomfort. ...Read more

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I smashed my finger in the door way and I was wornding how could I sleep without hurting it ?

I  smashed my finger in the door way and I was wornding how could I sleep without hurting it ?

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

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I smashed my finger and immediately swelled and small red dost appeared at the tip of my finger. The bottom of finger is also hard. What should I do?

I smashed my finger and immediately swelled and small red dost appeared at the tip of my finger. The bottom of finger is also hard. What should I do?

Depends: Depending on when you smashed your finger, and how much pain is involved, and injury is involved, will determine what your next step is. So if you've already iced it for awhile, and elevated it and it remains painful, you need to go to a clinic, where the physician can help examine it fully, to see if x-rays are needed or not. Plus, they are capable of doing a small procedure to relieve pressure. ...Read more

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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?

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