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Experience:  American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
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hi doc, I was having badminton training for the past 2 days

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hi doc, I was having badminton training for the past 2 days and had exerted quite a lot of force on my first toe nail which resulted in a whitish nail and its feels very very painful. Today I went for ballet class and continued to dance wit that painful toe, the pain increases and the toe nail turn grey purplish.. what are the home remedies that i can do now to stop the pain?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Natasha : Hi
Dr. Natasha : it sounds like you have a subungual hematoma which is a blood collection under the nail
Dr. Natasha : nail
Dr. Natasha : you need to get this drained
Dr. Natasha : usually a doctor does this by drilling a hole in the top of the nail
Dr. Natasha : this helps the blood escape and heal faster
Dr. Natasha : this will heal eventually
Dr. Natasha : the nail may fall off in the interim
Dr. Natasha : at home you can help by bandaging this toenail on tightly to prevent more accumulation of blood
Dr. Natasha : You can also take Tylenol and Motrin for pain :-)
JACUSTOMER-ibtja2az- :

is this procedure painful?

JACUSTOMER-ibtja2az- :

any surgery required?

JACUSTOMER-ibtja2az- :

will any anaesthesia be given?

Dr. Natasha : Hi
Dr. Natasha : it is not painful
Dr. Natasha : may feel a little pressue
Dr. Natasha : no anesthesia given
Dr. Natasha : it is really quick and easy :-)
Dr. Natasha : I hope this was helpful
Dr. Natasha : please leave positive feedback if it did :-)
JACUSTOMER-ibtja2az- :

okay thanks! right now my theres some sticky liquid coming out from the toe nail

JACUSTOMER-ibtja2az- :

what can that be?

JACUSTOMER-ibtja2az- :

becos there is a part of the toe nail that is white in colour

Dr. Natasha : The sticky liquid is serum from blood. Blood separates over time into blood cells and the liquid which is what you are seeing