Discolouration under the toe due to blood clot - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : Hi
User : hi doctor..
Doctor : How can I help you?
User : yesterday my son who is abt 15 months old was playing with an ancient table clock
Doctor : Ok
User : and it fell on his right feet.. the left toe finger nail turned blue black
User : will the nail fall off with time?
Doctor : Ok
Doctor : Is there swelling of the toe?
User : not tht we noticed till morning today
User : i even kept pressing the toe and i didnt sense any pain
User : else my son would have screamed in pain
Doctor : Ok, the blue black discoloration is due to blood clotting underneath the finger nail, it will be slowly absorbed with time.
User : so nothing will happen on to his toe nail?
Doctor : Better to leave it alone. The blood will get absorbed gradually on itself and the nail will comeback tto the
Doctor : normal color.
User : ok thanx alot..
Doctor : Sometimes even if the color persists, the nail will outgrow it as he is still a child. Very rarely the pigment
Doctor : may persis
Doctor : persist
Doctor : but will not cause any problem other than slight discoloration
User : i hope he doesnt lose his toe nail... i think its painful
Doctor : If the pain persists give him hot fomentation on the toe, it usually subsides by itself.
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