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Will My Black Nail Grow Back Normally Slammed Car Door On It
Blood under nail: If you hit your skin very hard, it will damage small blood vessels in your skin, and you will get a bruise, where blood has leaked from the veins into the skin. If you hit your finger nail very hard, you will get bleeding under the nail, which may lift your nail up. There is no where for this blood to go, and the black, old blood, will remain until the nail grows out and it may take months. ...Read more
I am wondering how long it will take for the bottom of my nail which was slammed in a car door to grow back?
6-9 months: Nails are tissue that grow back slowly. Up to nine months on average. Go see your doctor. ...Read more
Door slammed on my pinky, bottom part of nail is out of the skin and nail is tilted to the side. Will the nail grow back normally?
Nail Damage: More than likely, unless the trauma was severe enough to injure the nail plate. Just wait and see. Toenails take 9 months to grow from the base to the tip. ...Read more
My thumb got smashed in a car a couple months ago. My nail grew out to the point that it fell off. There is no visible nail now. Will it grow back?
Unfortunately: it sounds like you damaged the nail bed at the GROWTH area! See a Board Certified DERMATOLOGIST to discuss your "options" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
If i cut my nails really deep inside the skin, i know it would hurt but, will it grow back again normally or it will stay the same as short.
See below: If cut wrong you could develop an ingrown nail as the nail grows out. ...Read more
Dropped glass bottle on big toe went black now half nail off n sore to touch is this ok? Do i need to cover it? Will it grow back?
Subungal hematoma: The bruise that you have is called subungal hematoma. If it is recent and the toe is swollen, you will need to decompress the pressure built up by hematoma. This is done by by piercing a sterile needle in the nail plate to relieve this pressure. If uncertain, then see professionals for care. If the nail plate is still intact, it will push out the subungal hematoma and you just clip it or trim it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most a blood bruise: By traumatizing the sensative nailbed, you have likely caused a bruise/blood collection under the nail.In the 1st 24-48hrs drs often release the pressure by creating a small hole in the nail with a hot needle allowing the blood pool to escape, limiting what will be a long term blood stain on the underside of the nail. The nail grows out slowly ~1-2 mm/mo & a new nail should emerge from the nailbed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: The black is blood which has pooled under the nail. It may take several months for it to grow out. If an odor develops, it may indicate a bacterial infection and you may need the nail avulsed along with oral antibiotics. If you press on the nail and fluid is still coming out, i would see about having it removed. It may or may not grow normally ongoing. ...Read more
Slammed finger in car door. Old nail is black and starting to come off. Should I cut off the remaining part and clean the skin under? How?
I slammed my thumb in a car door three weeks ago. The nail has turned black shortly after, but now there is a foul odor. Should I be concerned?
Yes: The nail bed is covered in old blood that alone would not be a concern but with foul odor implies tissue destruction and infection. Needs to be properly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
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