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How to get relief from swollen thumb and broken nail bed?

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I hurt my thumb and nail bed is broken. Thumb is swollen now and nail color turned into blue-ish green and paining bad. How to get instant relief on this?
Posted Wed, 18 Dec 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 2 hours later
Brief Answer: ice packs and painkillers will help you Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Sorry about the injury, and the pain. For instant relief, you must apply ice pack locally every 30 mins for about 2 to 3 hours. You can take a Tablet of brufen 400mg right away to reduce the pain and swelling. Get well soon. Regards,
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