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Will My Nail Fall Off If Black After Hammer Hit The Finger
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
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
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
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 have trapped my finger in a car door, it the nail.And the skin around it has turned black and blue. It is very painful and the mobility is not 100%?
There may be: Just a soft tissue injury but there may also be a nondsplaced fracture or even a displaced fracture that a tendon or ligament attaaches to. While just pain and swelling alon can redurce motion , oif it is not getting better an evaluation and an xray may be needed. Even if fractured many fingettip injuries with intact skin as long as they ate not associated with a tendon injury don need much. ...Read more
I smashed my finger in my car door. It's swollen, nail black & has a strange odor. What's causing the odor?
My girlfriend jammed her finger in the car door and now the area under the nail is black. What should she do?
Live LIfe: Live. The finger now has to complete the injury and response to the injury and then to heal. ...Read more
I smashed 7 fingers a week ago.The nails are half black-blue from the bottom up. Is it too late to prick them or has the blood dried up?
Finger had a lot of pressure applied to it from being crushed a little 4 hours ago... Nail still hurts and has white lines. Will it fall off?
Hard to say: If it turns black and blue down to the base it might. White lines don't indicate that it will. Bet it really hurts. Sure you did not crush the bone at the tip? ...Read more
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