Fingernails and toenails are often injured when the fingers or toes
are smashed, bashed, or crushed. These injuries usually aren't serious but may
be very painful.
You can relieve the throbbing and pain caused by bleeding under the
nail by draining the blood from under the nail. If you don't
feel confident or comfortable doing this at home, a doctor can do
it for you.
You may have a more serious injury to your finger or toe if draining
blood from under the nail does not give you immediate pain relief. You may
require medical care.
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