How To Treat Toenails That Turn Purple?

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Good evening, I want to ask, a couple of weeks ago my toe was hit during exercise, so it turned purple / bluish, how to treat it? I’m afraid my toenail will come off

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Basically the toenails turn purple because there is bleeding under the nails. If the bleeding is large enough, it will separate the nails with the nail bed underneath and your nails will come off on their own. There is nothing certain you can do to prevent this. If the bleeding that occurs under the nail is small, then the bleeding will disappear by itself as the nail grows and pushes this clotted blood to the tip of the nail. The process of loss of clotted blood can be very long (especially on the toenail). Toenails grow at a rate of approximately 1.5 mm per month, so if the bleeding is found at the base of the nails, the bleeding may be lost after 1-1.5 years. If there is bleeding in the middle or tip of the nail, then the disappearance can be faster.


If your toes become very painful, red, and swollen after hitting, go to the doctor immediately because the possibility of bleeding under your nails is still happening or is so large that it causes an increase in pressure under the nails. In this condition, bleeding must be removed a little to reduce pain (can be by punching holes in the nail or by pulling out nails). You do not need to worry too much if your nails come off because as long as the base of your nail is not damaged, the nail will grow back.

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