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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
I smashed my finger in my car door. It's swollen, nail black & has a strange odor. What's causing the odor?
Bad odor: Could mean infection. Please get this evaluated ASAP. Take care. ...Read more
I have a thin black line on my finger nail. It has been there for over a year now. Is this something to be concerned about?
See doctor: You need to give a thorough history. Like any in fury to the area? If just appeared go see doctor ...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?
Leave: Them alone. Should resolve in time. Be more careful next time. Go see your doctor, if new signs or symptoms arise. ...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?
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
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
Fungis infection: Most of the case are due to Onycomicosis or fungis infection. ...Read more
I have a strange not straight lines in my nails. They are black and usualy start in the midle of the nail. Not all the fingers have it at same time.?
My finger nail is throbbing, it just started throbbing for no apparent reason. I didn't slam it in or hit it on anything. My nail looks healthy.
Infection: Pain or throbbing is usually a sign of infection. Try soaking the hand or finger in warm water 3 times a day for about 20 minutes. If this doesn't help or it gets worse you may need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Thumb is sore to the touch and feels hot under finger nail. I don't think I hit it on anything? What could it be
Pain: It is possible you may have an infection under your nail. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Fingernail Dark Line: Melanonychia is brown or black pigmentation of the nail unit. Melanonychia commonly presents as pigmented band arranged lengthwise along the nail unit, and this presentation is known as longitudinal melanonychia (lm) or melanonychia striata. The most concerning cause of melanonychia is subungual melanoma, although a variety of other causes exist. See your dermatologist asap. ...Read more
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
Smashed finger nail in iron door. Black nail right away. Finger sensitive painful and others fingers feel weird but they weren't smashed.
Finger pain: You probably have a subungual hematoma where there is blood under the nail which appears black. If you don't have a fine hole drilled through the nail quickly it will lift the nail off of the nail plate and you will lose the entire nail. If you feel uncomfortable doing it, go to the ER. The other fingers were probably just bruised. Good luck! ...Read more
I smashed my finger two days ago, the nail turned black and I drained it but it's still extremely swollen and I'm wondering what I should do.
Ice ice baby!: Ice 20 minutes three x day, elevate above level of hear when able. Don't be surprised if you lose fingernail, any signs infection go see family doc. ...Read more
I pinched my finger tip in between a car door there was blood, the nail is black, my finger tip is swollen, the pain is really bad. What happens now?
23 year old lady who slammed finger in car door.
You should visit the ER to make sure your finger is neurovascularly intact meaning there is blood flow to the finger and the nerves are functioning. You may require some x rays of your hand to make sure you did not fracture one of your phalanges. You also may need a tetanus shot. The subungual hematoma should be drained as well. Good luck. Apply ice. ...Read more
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