What do you do if your nail is bent back?

What do you do if your nail is bent back?

Wash any cuts or scrapes in soap and water, then apply a bandage. If there are any lacerations, avulsions, a large nail bruise, or if the finger or toe is bent (deformed), you will need to go to a hospital’s emergency department. Do not pull at the nail or try to remove it from the nail bed.

Can you stitch a fingernail back on?

If the nail is completely transected, it is best to remove the entire nail to suture the nail bed. In this case, suture the proximal and lateral nail folds first for better approximation prior to repairing the actual nail bed. A sturdy needle (3-0 or 4-0) is needed to suture the nail back in place.

How do you treat a punctured fingernail?

Most nail injuries can be treated at home. Make sure the area is clean, remove rings in anticipation of swelling, use a bandage if necessary, and use ice and elevation to reduce swelling. Over-the-counter pain medications are often all it takes to ease the discomfort.

Should I go to the hospital if my nail ripped off?

For more serious nail injuries, you should go to an urgent care center or the emergency room. They will stop the bleeding and clean the wound. Usually, the nail and finger or toe will be numbed with medicine before it is treated.

Will a damaged nail bed heal?

Medical treatments Minor nail bed injuries, including subungual hematomas, often heal on their own, especially when no other injuries are present. Receiving professional treatment can help ensure that the nail bed heals appropriately, forming a smooth surface on which the new nail can grow.

How long does a nail bed laceration take to heal?

The wound heals in a period of 2 weeks and till that time it is covered with non-adherent dressings. The new nail will grow completely at around three months. Till a period of three weeks a protective splinting for the finger is advised either by a volar slab or a finger splint.

Does it hurt to drain blood under nail?

You may be able to relieve severe, throbbing pain by draining blood from under your nail. This procedure is not necessary and is not recommended if you are not having pain. This procedure is safe if done properly.

How long does a nail bed injury take to heal?

Taking good care of your wound at home will help it heal quickly and reduce your chance of infection. The wound should heal within a few weeks. If completely removed, fingernails may take 6 months to grow back. Toenails may take 12 to 18 months to grow back.

Should you drill a hole in your fingernail?

You could try to burn or drill through the nail to relieve the pain, but this is a procedure often best left to your physician. If you really want to do it at home, I suggest using a very small-diameter drill bit and rotating it between your thumb and pointer finger.