Fingernail pushed inside of finger?!

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Fingernail pushed inside of finger?!

Postby BenjiBoy » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:29 pm

This morning I noticed that One of Benji’s nails looks like it broke completely off. I didn’t really take any notice to it because he seems to be perfectly fine I just washed it so it doesn’t get infected. I took another look at it just now and it actually looks like his nail was pushed into his finger completely (not broken off), there’s just the tip of it hanging out. I was thinking about trying to get it out with tweezers but I didn’t want to hurt him so I thought that I would ask to see what I should do?? Has this happened to anyone?? Any idea on what to do??
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Re: Fingernail pushed inside of finger?!

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:31 am

Infection would be the main concern here. Keep cleaning like you have been and apply ointment like plain neosporin to the area. Keep a look out for increased swelling along that finger. If you see it swell up a lot then I would have a vet take a look to verify that it has been pushed in and treat accordingly. If it did break off, then it should heal over and not cause a long term problem as long as infection is prevented.
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