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What is the best way to reduce swelling from a finger that got stuck in the doorway?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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In brief: Ice, immobilized

If you have a large amount of swelling from this type of crush injury, it will gradually decrease with ice, splint and NSAID meds.
If you have a large subungual hematoma, it can be very helpful to decompress the nail with a small needle with much improvement in pain.

In brief: Ice, immobilized

If you have a large amount of swelling from this type of crush injury, it will gradually decrease with ice, splint and NSAID meds.
If you have a large subungual hematoma, it can be very helpful to decompress the nail with a small needle with much improvement in pain.
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