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How To Drain Your Subungual Hematoma (blood pocket under finger-nail) with a Drill Bit
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I really thank u for the fabulous way to ending my painful smashed fingernial, but I find anther way to drain out the blood. I used needle rather than drill and it working, helpful and I also feeling well. I really thank you again for showing way.
Ah, that is EPE my friend. (expanded polyethylene) I'm going to try it! :¬)
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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!
The drill method worked for me. Fortunately I have a good selection of tiny bits - I used one that is .018" and a pin vise to hold it. Here are a couple pics - before, during, and after.
Slammed my index finger in my car door and really didn't want to go to the ER but after 4 hours of pain I found your video and it worked thanks man
So... A question. :-) I injured my toe a while back. As in December shoveling snow I dropped a shovel on it. Since it stopped hurting after a day or so, I ignored it. Now there's a black/redish area under the nail that has been gradually growing. Honestly, I'm not even sure if this was caused by the shovel accident! But if it is, will drilling get rid of it at this point? And if it isn't, what is it and what do I do? Thanks for any advice!
This works well. My advice is based on doing this to my son at 3:00am due to my wanting to avoid the ER. I used the smallest drill bit we had and I turned it by hand. It took quite a while to get through the toe nail. Maybe 10-15 min? I used rubbing alcohol on the toe nail and soaked the bit in alcohol. Then I burned the bit with a lighter. The next morning he did have some pain and throbbing for about an hour and I was afraid I was going to have to take him to the clinic. But, then it quit hurting.
Or you can get one of these from your doctor? Haha my doctor performed my "hole punching" and gave me mine to mess around with. Obviously not to do another cautery since it isn't technically sterile anymore.
Smashed my finger, dealt with throbbing pain for about 3.5hrs, took your advise, instant relief. Its been about 1hr and all it good! Here's what I did (an aggregate of everyone's advise - thank all): soaked finger in ice water for 10 min, cleaned nail with alcohol, dipped a clean 1mm drill bit in alcohol then lit it with a lighter until alcohol burned off, used 'good hand' to gently spin drill bit, after ~45 sec it broke through. Periodically cleaned 'hole' with alcohol until bleeding was sparse. Put triple antibotic cream on it and a band aid. Will locate some medical super glue tomorrow.
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