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Cut my finger with glass now black and blue and swollen. What is the best way to treat this?

Cut my finger with glass now black and blue and swollen. What is the best way to treat this?

I would encourage: You to have this injury checked medically. If your last tetanus shot was more than 10 years ago or you aren't sure when it was, then it is time for another one. Concerned by your description of finger - would want to rule out infection. ...Read more

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I have a final tommorow but my finger is blue and swollen, it hurts when I write. Help! What should I do?

I have a final tommorow but my finger is blue and swollen, it hurts when I write. Help! What should I do?

R-I-C-E: Rest it, ice it, immobilize it gently by taping it to the next finger (compression), and keep it elevated. You can try an Over the counter NSAID like Ibuprofen as well. Study hard and say your prayers. Hopefully, you can write with the use of your other fingers if it still aches in the am. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my middle finger is blue and swollen? Help?

Could you tell me why my middle finger is blue and swollen? Help?

Maybe: Obvious question is did you injure it? If so probably just jammed, and depending on the severity of injury, could be broken. If no injury mechanism then it could be from arthritis causing swelling or decreased blood flow which obviously sounds dangerous, but there benign causes of this. The only way to know is to have it examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Fingers are now blue, swollen and I can't bend it. Does that mean I possibly cracked or broke it?

Fingers are now blue, swollen and I can't bend it. Does that mean I possibly cracked or broke it?

Maybe?: You didn't say if you had an injury. If you did injure your hand and they are blue and swollen, then you need to get this checked out as you could have a fracture. If you have not had an injury and your fingers are blue and swollen I am even more concerned about what could cause this and you definitely need to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I bent my finger back 2 weeks ago it swelled and went blue, I could still move it. Its gone down still swollen what's wrong with it, sprained?

Possible sprain: If still blue, see doc, esp if cold and blue. Otherwise if getting better and able to move it without pain, ice and rest it. Of not improving, see your doctor. You can also take anti inflammatories like ibuprofen. You want to make sure there is no fractures. ...Read more

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I smashed my finger two days ago, the nail turned black and I drained it but it's still extremely swollen and I'm wondering what I should do.

I smashed my finger two days ago, the nail turned black and I drained it but it's still extremely swollen and I'm wondering what I should do.

Ice ice baby!: Ice 20 minutes three x day, elevate above level of hear when able. Don't be surprised if you lose fingernail, any signs infection go see family doc. ...Read more

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Hit top of finger by nail with hammer. Bottom of finger quite swollen and black. Do not think it is broken. What can be done to reduce swelling?

Hit top of finger by nail with hammer. Bottom of finger quite swollen and black. Do not think it is broken. What can be done to reduce swelling?

Paperclip: Bend paper clip to have a straight end. Secure with a clamp or pliers so you can hold over a flame until red-hot. Press into the nail until the blood runs out from under the nail. You have a crush injury so it will be sore ; swollen for a few days, longer if the bone was crushed. The black color will gradually be shed off the end in 6 months. The small, round hole will reach the end of the nail so. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Visit MD: 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

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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?

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?

Treatment: Subungual hematoma.

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

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I smashed my finger 2 days ago nail is black and it's swollen should I get it drained or wait till the nail falls off I'm in a lot of pain?

I smashed my finger 2 days ago nail is black and it's swollen should I get it drained or wait till the nail falls off I'm in a lot of pain?

Drain if in pain: If the nail is causing you a lot of pain, it's a good idea to see your doc to have it properly drained. The process will involve burning a hole in the nail with a small, hot wire, allowing the collected blood to drain out. Eventually the nail will likely fall off on its own but draining it will release the pressure relieve the pain. ...Read more

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I slammed my finger into my car door last Sunday and its still swollen and blue. Not only that but the blue is spreading to the outside of my nail.?

I slammed my finger into my car door last Sunday and its still swollen and blue. Not only that but the blue is spreading to the outside of my nail.?

Finger injury: If there is blood under the nail- it will resolve itself. Should have been drained. IF IT IS JUST BLUE ON THE PULP of the finger-- will take 2-3 week to get better-- pain relief recommend. If pain id worse or any movement issues-- get X-ray through your GP to rule out underlying fracture. ...Read more

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Middle knuckle swollen and blue and is sharp pain in the top knuckle in index finger?

Middle knuckle swollen and blue and is sharp pain in the top knuckle in index finger?

Injury??: Sounds like a bruise. If you had significant trauma to the finger then you should get an x-ray to see if it is broken. ...Read more