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Subungual Hematoma (Bleeding Under Nail) (cont.)

Subungual Hematoma Prevention

Use common sense and practice other safety-minded actions to prevent getting your fingers slammed in doors or dropping heavy objects on your toes.

  • Steel-toed shoes are important safety equipment to wear on certain high-risk jobs such as construction.
  • Watch children's hands as you open and close car doors.
  • Give your full attention to the task at hand. Finger injuries often happen when the person using the tool is distracted.
  • Don't lift something you cannot handle alone. Find people to help you carry heavy objects to avoid dropping them on your toes.
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