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With blood under nail what are my treatment options?

With blood under nail what are my treatment options?

Drainage: A partial nail removal or drilling a hole in nail to allow blood to drain out. This will release pressure and i, prove appearance. ...Read more

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My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

Trauma: She banges! nail and blood os trapped. It will grow out or it can be drained with tiny hole in mail. ...Read more

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Subungual hematoma; left index, how long until nail falls off? Lots of blood accumulating under nail. Black in colour. Severely painful and swollen.

Subungual hematoma; left index, how long until nail falls off? Lots of blood accumulating under nail.  Black in colour.  Severely painful and swollen.

Trephination: Ouch! Go see your family doc about this condition, the sooner the better. S/he can make a hole (trephinate) in your nail allowing blood to escape, thus relieving pressure & pain. No anesthesia needed. Instant pain relief w/very dramatic release of blood build up. Check out http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/82926-overview for more info. ...Read more

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I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?

I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal.  Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?

Thumb injury: Go to the emergency room to have it checked. An xray can check to see if there is a fracture. They can puncture the top of the nail and relieve the pressure from the blood under the nail. ...Read more

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Bloody puncture at top of thumb, blood under nail, from a fork. Washed immediately, 6 times with soap+alcohol+betadine. How can I tell if infected?

Bloody puncture at top of thumb, blood under nail, from a fork. Washed immediately, 6 times with soap+alcohol+betadine. How can I tell if infected?

When there's pus: Depending on what was on the fork, and the fact that it's metal, means making sure that you've had a tetanus booster. Also, with the puncture you are going to experience pain and throbbing. So if there's any signs of swelling or inflammation, or the skin is red, it needs medical attention. If it's a deep puncture, and you irrigated and applied soap, you still may need to see a doctor to start oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've had a dark brown area under my toe nail (which I was assuming was blood) for 3 months now no improvement. Takes up half toe nail. Treatment?

I've had a dark brown area under my toe nail (which I was assuming was blood) for 3 months now no improvement. Takes up half toe nail. Treatment?

Not Toe-late Yet.: Unfortunately, there is no way to render an effective treatment without knowing what the cause of the brown is. As you may already know, it can be only one off several different things. It is either blood, bacteria, fungus, dirt or a type of melanoma. Now that you know the options, you need to be examined. With the possibility of melanoma on the list, I would not delay the examination too long. ...Read more

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My big toe nail blood cloth due to soccer. Hurt only when press. Wanna know prevention and treatment for this. ?

My big toe nail blood cloth due to soccer. Hurt only when press. Wanna know prevention and treatment for this. 
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Soccer technique key: Soccer often puts a lot of trauma and stress on toe nails. You can decrease the chances of this by keeping your toe nails trimmed and making sure your soccer shoes aren't too tight. If your on a soccer team, work with your coach to improve your technique. You should be kicking with the inner side of your foot, not your toes. Better technique should help prevent this as well. Visit your PCP. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subungual hematoma?

What is the treatment for subungual hematoma?

Ice, drainage: Usually it can be treated with ice to decrease the swelling along with nsaids but if swelling is more painful , a small hole can be placed in the nailplate to decrease the swelling and therefore help the pain. ...Read more

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With a subungual hematoma.... How come sometimes the blood is black and sometimes it is brown? Is one better than the other?

With a subungual hematoma....  How come sometimes the blood is black and sometimes it is brown?  Is one better than the other?

No: Normal course of resolution of hematoma anywhere in the body is change in color from black/ blue to brown to greenish to pale yellow to disappear. That is just how blood cells in the clot ( or hematoma) disintegrate. No other clinucal relevance. ...Read more

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When a nail is falling off after a subungual hematoma, what will the nail under it look like? It looks like i can see bone underneath.

When a nail is falling off after a subungual hematoma, what will the nail under it look like? It looks like i can see bone underneath.

Nail bed injury: Subungual hematoma by definition means that you had a laceration of the nail bed that is the source of the blood. So expect to see an open wound. ...Read more

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My big toe seems to be subungual hematoma. The injury lasted for months now. Half the nail fell off 3 weeks ago & now it's blackish red again.

May be okay: The nail has partially alvulsed.The blackish redness if from degenerating hematoma that stained the new growing nails .It will take a little while to dissolve with daily washing. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between subungual hematoma vs melanoma? Had a dark area under toe nail for 3 months (not a vertical line though)

How can you tell the difference between subungual hematoma vs melanoma? Had a dark area under toe nail for 3 months (not a vertical line though)

Not safe to guess.: Telling the difference between the two is not always as simple as following as bullet point list. Both of these conditions can vary in appearance from patient to patient. To reduce the chances of missing the diagnosis, several things are needed. A thorough examination, a precise history of the problem and most importantly, experience in recognizing what you are seeing. Have the examined and soon. ...Read more

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Is there any treatments on over comming exssesive hand washing after each blood draw? I belive I have ocd:(

Is there any treatments on over comming exssesive hand washing after each blood draw? I belive I have ocd:(

Yes: Excessive hand washing is one sign of ocd, but this needs to be evaluated and diagnosed by a mental health professional. If it turns out you have ocd, there are several effective treatments available, including medications and certain types of therapy (cbt). I don't know if you're the one performing or receiving the blood draws, but anxiety often makes ocd symptoms temporarily worse. ...Read more

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With chronic high blood pressure what are my treatment options?

With chronic high blood pressure what are my treatment options?

Not your mom's fault: Cushing syndrome is a condition involving the hypothalamus and the pituitary glamd causing excessive stimulation of your adrenal glands so as to produce excessive amounts of hormones called glucocorticoids similar to cortisone. This in turn causes weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other changes. ...Read more

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