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Discolouration under the toe due to blood clot - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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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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