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Smashed Fingernail Smells
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
I smashed my finger in my car door. It's swollen, nail black & has a strange odor. What's causing the odor?
Took off my nail polish on my big toe N my nail bed was flaky, nail discolored, what looks like blood under nail but isn't. Your thoughts please. TY?
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
I smashed my ring finger in between two rocks. I'm black and blue on the finger pad . Is it possible i broke it? Rock hit nail and smashed finger down
X-ray: The only way to provide an accurate answer to this question is with an x-ray. Take care. ...Read more
Yellow Finger: Smashing your finger resulted in some leakage of blood into the soft tissue. That blood, as it decomposes, will usually turn yellow. This is just a bruise. Not to worry. If the finger is still painful it is possible that you could have broken a bone so see a physician. ...Read more
I've bruised my thumb nail it's darkblue and violette color, I accidentally smashed the door on it, it hurts like hell, help..
First use ice to: reduce the inflammation, 2-3x daily then once the thumbnail turns yellow and green, then you can use heating pad to help speed up the healing/ absorption process. Otherwise, for pain use ibuprofen 200-400 mg three times daily with food and/or paracetamol 500 mg 4 times daily. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Had infections at nailbed & ingrown nail. saw podiatrist for ingrown nail 6 mth ago nail now yellow & broken. Will it grow out? Can I use fake nail?
Nail regrowth: As long as the nailbed has not been damaged or removed, nails should regrow with time (lots of time). Sometimes the new growth is characterized by discoloration or distortion, and this is usually permanent. Occlusion of the exposed nailbed with artificial nails and chemicals may further damage the nailbed and inhibit any new growth that might occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?
See a doctor: It could be fungal but there are systemic conditions that can also have this affect on nails. See a dermatologist or podiatrisrt ...Read more
Slammed thumb in car door. Bleed underneath nail. Now nail seems to be peeling....Nail is now bumpy and gross. Is this normal? Can't get manicure.
I smashed my finger in between 2 grocery carts and my nail turned dark purple. Should burn a hole in it?
No: The blood will dissipate .If you want a small sterile needle can provide drain holes for blood. Please see physician. ...Read more
Painted my nails a pink color, 2 wks ago, nails tips started looking a little green, it's almost a new nail polish so why? Can I paint my nails again?
Fungal infection: If you went to a salon that does not properly clean the equipment, fungal infections very common- you should always bring your own tools to any salon. If green then cut the ends off and buy an anti fungal that you put under your nails ...Read more
No, just annoying: Yellow nails can be caused by several things, including some medical conditions. When it comes to nail polish, though, the yellowing is a result of your nails absorbing some of the pigment from the polish. Dark red pigments are most likely to stain your nails, so try a lighter red, or a different color altogether. ...Read more
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