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What can I do for a finger closed in a car door?

What can I do for a finger closed in a car door?

Antiseptic, ice,: elevate. Check to see circulation look goods though can be deceiving Need to check for integrity of skin and the finger nail. X-rays if suspicious for fracture, washed out and sutured if lacerated. Check for tendon motion. Any doubts see a medical provider. If it does not feel or look right don't wait ...Read more

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Finger get hit by car door.What to do?

Finger get hit by car door.What to do?

Maybe nothing: If it is mild bruising/contusion, just keep it elavated; otc motrin/aleve may help with pain etc...If you can't move/bend it or if pain is severe, you may have a fracture. Check with your doc for possible xray---a finger splint maybe needed if fracture is found. ...Read more

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My husband mashed his finger in the car door. Do we apply ice or heat?

My husband mashed his finger in the car door. Do we apply ice or heat?

Ice: In the acute phase of an injury like this, ice would generally be recommended. Depending on the extent of the injury, he may need to get it evaluated for a fracture. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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I slamed my finger in a car door a week ago. Must of damaged a nerve. When will feeling come back? It gets very cold when outside

I slamed my finger in a car door a week ago. Must of damaged a nerve. When will feeling come back? It gets very cold when outside

Should recover: Closed crush injuries usually cause temporary neurapraxia injury which improves within 4-6 weeks. Rarely more severe pressure from the crush can physically disrupt the interior of the nerve which may take up to 12 weeks to improve but with uncertainty. In the absence of a laceration observation is recommended. ...Read more

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Got car door slammed on a finger by vintage 50s car when young. Never remembered which but one is thicker than the rest. Is that it? Why?

Got car door slammed on a finger by vintage 50s car when young. Never remembered which but one is thicker than the rest. Is that it? Why?

Trauma=swelling: Frequently, after traumatic injury, swelling (edema) of an affected extremity (or finger) never really resolves. Also 'scar tissue' can 'build-up' causing the soft tissue to appear thicker than normal. ...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

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If i slammed my car door on my finger when will i lose that nail?

If i slammed my car door on my finger when will i lose that nail?

Depends: You may or may not lose the nail, it all depends on the extent and severity of your injury. If your nail is entirely blackened or bruised, chances are higher you may lose your nail and it may just be a matter of days. Generally there is loosening of the nail plate before this happens. ...Read more