Subungual Hematoma (Bleeding Under Nail) Topic Guide
Subungual Hematoma (Bleeding Under Nail): A subungual hematoma is a collection of blood in the space between the nailbed and fingernail. Subungual hematoma results from a direct injury to the fingernail. Symptoms and signs include a dark discoloration under the nail and intense pain. Treatment involves icing and elevating the injured digit, taking pain medications, and draining the blood beneath the nail.
Anthrax Anthrax is described in the early literature of the Greeks, Romans, and Hindus. The fifth plague, described in the book of Genesis, may be among the earliest descriptions of anthrax. Anthrax is a disease caused by exposure to Bacillus anthracis spores. Symptoms of anthrax include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, fever, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and pimple-like lesions, followed by black scabs. Anthrax is treated by antibiotics.