When does a hammer smashed finger require medical attention?

Answer Biggest worry with broken skin is infection. keep it clean covered and maybe a topical antibiotic.If after 3 days there is any swelling, pain, redness or discoloration,and no sign of improving, it ... Read More »

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My mom smashed her index finger with a hammer two days ago. She complains it hurts. What to do?

If she cannot move it or the coloring is very abnormal, go to a doctor. She could have broken or shattered the bone. Otherwise, just ice it frequently and take tylenol or some other analgesic to re... Read More »

I smashed the tip of my finger with a hammer and now the nail is falling off. Will it grow back?

Yes, it will grow back. Just be patient and keep it dry always.

I cut a small chunk off the tip of my index finger, should I opt for medical attention?

I do not think you need medical attention right away, unless you cannot stop the bleeding. Be sure to wash the would well with an antiseptic wash, apply an antibiotic ointment and change the bandag... Read More »

I smashed my digital camera into a million pieces with a large hammer in an attempt to wind the film on?

You neglected to have you eye close enough to the viewfinder when you swung the hammer. Try again this time place the camera up to your eye and swing into the lens. You might also try setting the c... Read More »