3 doctors weighed in:

How to cure a blood clot inside a nail?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: DIY

If you hammered your finger & have the dark purple bleed trapped under the nail, there is a way to release the blood & save the nail.
It may hurt like heck, but not as much as it hurts now! put your finger on an ice cube to keep it cool & numb. Heat a paperclip end to red-hot & lightly touch the nail surface. Repeat 4-6x until you're through & you see the blood drop. Squeeze the blood out.

In brief: DIY

If you hammered your finger & have the dark purple bleed trapped under the nail, there is a way to release the blood & save the nail.
It may hurt like heck, but not as much as it hurts now! put your finger on an ice cube to keep it cool & numb. Heat a paperclip end to red-hot & lightly touch the nail surface. Repeat 4-6x until you're through & you see the blood drop. Squeeze the blood out.
Dr. William Harris
Dr. William Harris
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
95K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available