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  • How To Drain Your Subungual Hematoma  (blood pocket under finger-nail) with a Drill Bit

    I can not tell you how happy I was to find this article last night. So much so I created an account just to share my experience. I dropped a pole on my toe yesterday and all night last night I was awake. I think I got a total of 2 hours of sleep. My toe was throbbing so hard it kept me up. I found this article at 2:45 am sitting in my bathroom trying to find a way to release the pain! My husband and daughter woke up and we ran to target at 745 am, still in pain I got the smallest drill bit 1/16th. Once I got home I sterilized my toe, the drill bit and soaked it in rubbing alcohol, I then lit the end and started drilling down with my fingers not a drill this took about 15 mins. A little blood started coming out and I instantly started feeling better. Although I saw a post before, where t...see more »I can not tell you how happy I was to find this article last night. So much so I created an account just to share my experience. I dropped a pole on my toe yesterday and all night last night I was awake. I think I got a total of 2 hours of sleep. My toe was throbbing so hard it kept me up. I found this article at 2:45 am sitting in my bathroom trying to find a way to release the pain! My husband and daughter woke up and we ran to target at 745 am, still in pain I got the smallest drill bit 1/16th. Once I got home I sterilized my toe, the drill bit and soaked it in rubbing alcohol, I then lit the end and started drilling down with my fingers not a drill this took about 15 mins. A little blood started coming out and I instantly started feeling better. Although I saw a post before, where the blood was completely drained. Mine still has blood under the nail, is this normal? I'll post a picture. The first is after the drill bit and the second is the night before right after it had happened and I had iced and elevated. Any advice would be great on how to drain more of the blood or if it's even necessary! I still have a bit of throbbing but was able to at least nap now!

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