Bruised toenail healing time?

I bruised my big toe toenail about 5 months ago. It happened when I dropped a heavy object on it so I know this isn’t a melanoma concern. The nail never came off but the bruise is still there. Shouldn’t it have healed by now?

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    Hello and thank you for your question. If you have blood under the nail it can take up to a year for the blood and nail to grow out. I would just allow more time and ensure that during that time the nail isn’t lifting or starting to be fungal. The biggest concern after a injury to the toenail is getting fungus under the nail bed. If you start to notice this then I’d see a Podiatrist for a anti-fungal medication or you can use tea tree oil. I hope this helps!

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