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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
After you smash your pinky finger, if the nail falls off, will it grow back out? A pot fell on my pinky finger.
Probably: Unless the door was slammed against your finger rather than the nail, your nail should eventually grow out normally. It will take several months, so be patient. ...Read more
Sure: Covering the nailbed with a band-aid will not affect eventual regrowth one way or another. The only way it won't regrow is if you damaged the deep cuticle, and a traumatic avulsion rarely does that. So keep the wounded nailbed clean and if you want to, you can use a covering such as a band-aid without fear of further harm. By the way, ouch! ...Read more
Stubbed my toe and ripped my nail down the middle. Bled for awhile. Should i take the nail off? Will it fall off since it's been ripped from the skin?
I dropped something heavy on my toe nail. The nail fell off and a new nail started growing into the tip of my nail bed. It hurts. What should I do?
Callus: The tip of the nail bed can sometime have a callus that interrupts the path of the nail growth. It may be prudent to trim away at the callus at the tip of the nail bed. However if the nail is now growing directly toward the base of the nail bed, then you may need to see your local podiatrist for specific treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I accidentally pulled my eight week old son's nail completely out of his finger when trimming his nails, will it grow back?
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
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
Nailbed is hurting again on same toe that nail fell off before. Feels the same way before the nail eventually fell off. What to do?
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
Ingrown toenail i smashed my big toe and the nail eventuality fell off but it's curling inwards, is there anything i can do?
Damaged nail: After you damage your nail, you have to be careful of ingrown toenails and weakly growing nails. Try to take an oral compound of zinc with biotin to help with the nail growth. Also apply a small amount of a topical antibiotic around the cuticle to help prevent an infection. See a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Glass shower door came off the track. Trying to get it back on, I dropped it on my big toe. No pain now, but blue at the cubical and lower toe nail.
Nail: Its blood under the nail if throbbing it may need to be drained otherwise wear nail polish till nail grows out no quick fix. ...Read more
Smashed thumb 5 days ago with car door. No pain now. Half of nail is black. Nail will fall off. How many days for the swelling to go down completely?
5 mo ago a horse stepped on my foot. My big toe nail fell off. There is still no sign of the nail. How long before it grows back? Will it ever?
Caught my thumb in car door 3 months ago, it turned black+blue straight away the nail was not damaged but now its grown away from my nail bed
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?
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