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the blood collection under the nail is called a subungual hematoma. the treatment of choice is trephination, or the creation of a decompressive hole in the nail plate. hot (sterile) device preferred over dirty drill bit but both accomplish same thing

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Yeah, I've done the drill bit in my thumb during a bowling tournament after smashing my thumb between two bowling balls. Amazingly enough, I bowled pretty well the rest of the tournament. The pain does abate pretty drastically after you relieve the pressure.

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The burning of the nail doesn't actually hurt at all. Its just gross and scary, I have a phobia of any "device" penetrating my skin. It is mostly healed by now, with very minimal pain.

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