Bruised toenail

I have a bruise or a black area on my nail, it’s not that big but it still bothers me. I’ve looked online at it said that I have to poke a hole in it. Is there anyway that the nail will heal itself and it doesn’t hurt at all. How long will it take to heal it self if it is possible?

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    Hello and thank you for your question. I would not poke a hole in the nail yourself. This needs to be done properly by a Podiatrist. If you have not recently hit your toe or dropped something on your toe then this wouldn’t work anyways. If you do not have pain to the area then I’d leave the nail and allow enough time for the nail to grow out. As the nail grows if it is in fact blood under the nail then it will grow out with the nail. I hope this helps!

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