Untreated subungal hematoma; nail not recovering?

One day while doing a lot of walking around, I apparently got a subungal hematoma under my big toe. It was very dark and discolored, and pretty large, but it didn't hurt, so I didn't see a doctor.

It's five months later and my toenail has not gotten back to normal, in fact, it looks really bad - the blood looks dried and is fading, but now I notice there's a sort of pale yellowish area around it under the nail. The yellowish area stays within the boundary of the bruise/blood spot. This area hasn't spread, so I'm wondering - is it a fungus, did my nail bed die, what's going on? Is there any home remedy for this, or do I need to see a doctor?

Posted By Flopka on November 23, 2003 at 15:16:53:

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