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Finger smashed in door, nail colour changes to yellow and brown, no pain

My 3 year old son had his finger smashed in the door about five days ago. There is no ongoing pain but the fingernail has now started to turn a different color. Originally, it went very dark red under the nail but returned to a normal color the next day. Now, several days on, the outer edge of the nail is brown and the rest of the nail is yellow. Should this be taken to a doctor to be treated or is this the normal process of healing?
Asked On : Fri, 11 May 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Your nail is damaged permanently,slowly this nail will dead and another fresh nail will come out after replacing dead one,nothig to worry, it will take some time,in this period please take care of finger hygiene.
Answered: Fri, 25 May 2012
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