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Will my nail fall off if black after hammer hit the finger?

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

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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?

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

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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 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%?

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

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I have a black line going down my finger nail. What can be the problem.?

I have a black line going down my finger nail. What can be the problem.?

Mole: It may be a mole or pigmented streak, but you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because it could be a melanoma skin cancer. ...Read more

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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