Is manicure and pedicure contraindicated for subungual hematoma?

When we have a client with the following condition: subungual hematoma

Signs and symptoms for subungual hematoma

  • The most common symptom is severe, throbbing pain
  • The second symptom is the discoloration of the nail. What starts out as a reddish purple will eventually turn dark brown and black as the blood clots
SUBUNGUAL HEMATOMA contraindications In beauty therapy


A subungual hematoma is a collection of blood (hematoma) underneath a toenail or fingernail (black toenail). It can be extremely painful for an injury of its size, although otherwise it is not a serious medical condition.

With a subungual hematoma, the pain typically goes away in a few days. The nail itself will take longer to recover.

The discolored nail will eventually grow out — or in some cases it may fall off or need to be removed — and be replaced by a new, healthy one. This could take anywhere from about eight weeks for a fingernail to six months for a toenail.

Is subungual hematoma contagious?
No, "subungual hematoma" is NOT contagious!

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