What should I do if my toenail is bleeding?

What should I do if my toenail is bleeding?

What should I do if my toenail is bleeding?

  1. When to See a Health Care Provider. Go to an emergency room or call a health care provider quickly if:
  2. Stop Bleeding. Apply direct pressure with a clean cloth.
  3. Clean and Protect the Wound. If the nail is torn, use sterile scissors to cut off rough edges to prevent further injury.
  4. Treat Symptoms.
  5. Follow Up.

How long does it take for a toenail to stop bleeding?

It can take a few minutes to stop a bleeding toenail, but this can seem like a long time, especially for people who are squeamish at the sight of blood. There is no need to worry about the health effects of a bleeding toenail that bleeds for 3 to 5 minutes, because the amount of blood lost is insignificant.

What happens if your toe starts bleeding?

Your doctor may call it a “subungual hematoma” if you have bleeding under a fingernail or toenail. It usually happens if the nail gets crushed in an injury. It can cause symptoms such as intense pain and throbbing as blood collects under the nail.

How do you treat a missing toenail?


  1. soaking it in cold water for 20 minutes.
  2. elevating it.
  3. clipping any sharp or jagged edges of the remaining nail.
  4. cleaning any exposed part of your nail bed and applying an antibiotic ointment.
  5. applying a fresh bandage daily for the next 7 to 10 days, or until the skin hardens.

How do I stop my toe nail from bleeding?

Placing ice directly on the affected nail could cause further injury, so wrapping ice in a cloth towel and applying it to the affected area works best. Compression can further reduce the bleeding underneath the nail.

What happens if your dog’s nail breaks?

A bleeding or broken toenail is a very common injury in dogs. It often requires a visit to the vet, immediately, if serious. Left untreated, a bleeding or broken toenail can result in blood loss, pain or infection, though it is rarely a life-threatening condition.