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Will my black nail grow back normally? Slammed car door on it.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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I slammed my hand in my car door and now my nail is black. Is this a nail disease?

I slammed my hand in my car door and now my nail is black. Is this a nail disease?

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 more

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My nail has turned black after i got it caught in a car door. Should i be worried?

My nail has turned black after i got it caught in a car door. Should i be worried?

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

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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?

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?

Soak it: Soak the finger in warm soapy water daily to keep it clean. Let the damaged portion fall off on its own. Have a doctor look at it if there are signs of infection: redness, swelling, increased pain, pus. ...Read more

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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?

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