Toenail Injury - how long to grow out?
Back in mid-August I droped a metal bar on my toe (twice - ouch). So naturally I got a bruise. The pain went away by the days end, so I didn't see a Dr about it until I was in to my Derm for something else a few weeks later. She said that it's blood from the trauma - but didn't offer to drain it out, because it doesn't hurt.
I guess my question is - how long till it grows out? It's on a little less than half the nail, but it does seen to be getting better (very slowly).
I also trimmed off some of the end, and that helped the appearance, although when I did, it seem that the nail was quite brittle - like I killed part of it. It seems like it's not growing very fast - I wonder if I injured it eneough to stop the growth? It's not look or feel like I will loose the nail, just looks ugly. Is there any safe way for me to get the blood out? I don't want to do anything stupid, like lance it myself.