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Really painful under the nail bruise! any help?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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In brief: Painful fingertip

Sometimes when the fingertip is injured, the tissue under the nail plate can bleed.
If it remains very painful, some recommend heating the tip of a paper clip and burning a small hole through the nail plate. This may allow some of the blood to escape, making it less painful. If pain is tolerable, leave it alone. Good luck.

In brief: Painful fingertip

Sometimes when the fingertip is injured, the tissue under the nail plate can bleed.
If it remains very painful, some recommend heating the tip of a paper clip and burning a small hole through the nail plate. This may allow some of the blood to escape, making it less painful. If pain is tolerable, leave it alone. Good luck.
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