Will my finger nail grow back?

I slammed my finger in the car door around 3-4 weeks ago. It was filled up with blood the whole way so I drilled two holes to relieve pressure. Did the trick. It is now detaching from my finger everywhere except for the sides. Brownish puss is coming out of the tip of the nail. It smells absolutely horrible. No definite sign of a new nail but there is a little white patch down by the cuticle under my current nail, is that it? Will it grow back/should I see a doctor?

3 Answers

  • Joe
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Properly treated, it should grow back. The white patch is a good sign.

    But I don't like the bad smelling pus. That's a sign of infection. If you're asking questions here about it, you probably don't know enough to treat it yourself - so see your regular doctor as soon as possible.

  • k w
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    see a sports medicine surgeon , you don't want to lose your finger......

  • 6 months ago

    You have an infection. Needs to be looked at as infection can spread. Not good.

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