Our expert says:
Don't pull the nail out. Try to make a hole in the nail to drain the blood - about in the middle of the nail, take a thick needle, put it ligthly on the nail and with a turning motion, try to "bore" a small hole in the nail until you see the blood coming out. This will probably relieve the pressure in the finger. You can take an anti-inflammatory tablet like Neurofen three times a day after meals if you are not allergic to it, and you can use Voltaren jel or something similar on the finger if the skin is not broken.
It sounds as if the circulation is still fine but watch out for blackening of the skin - if it happens you need to see doctor immediately.
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