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March 1, 2006 10:16 AM Subscribe
I slammed my thumb in my car door this morning, and it hurts. A lot. What can I do to keep my nail from falling off?
posted by Medieval Maven to health & fitness (17 answers total)
There is only a small spot that looks really bruised under the nail, but the whole nail bed is tight and hot compared to my other fingernails. Putting pressure on my thumbpad makes that feeling worse. I ran cold water over it, put ice on it, and held pressure on it the whole drive to work (about 30 minutes), but I'm really not digging the idea of my thumbnail falling off. I searched the other threads, those people seemed to have considerably more trauma to their hands than I do. Any advice?