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Detached part of nail post injury, have throbbing pain and redness from top to the knuckle. What can be done?

Last Wednesday I got my acrylic (fake) finger nail hit and it detached the top part of my real nail. It is throbbing still and red from the top down to the knuckle under my nail. A co-worker said that it happened to her before and her doctor drilled a hole through her nail to relieve the pressure from the blood . What should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 18 May 2012
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hi partial detachment of the nail causes more pain.hence first try to remove the entire acrlic nail and then use antibiotic twice daily,anti inflammatory agent twice daily and application of antibiotic cream after saline compressors.yes as ur friend said u can also drill a hole through the nail to relieve pressure
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