I smashed my thumb in my car door tonight (I'm typing with one hand now, heh). About a third of the nail is now purple, so I think it may fall off. I work in food service, and the injury is to my dominant hand. What's the best way to bandage it up if I do lose the nail? It has to be something that won't fall off, isn't too large (so as to limit motion), and preferably won't cause me to curse loudly with pain whenever I have to reach into a sanitizer bucket for a rag.
Also, if it does fall off, about how long can I expect it to take to grow back? (I'm tempted to take a photo and get opinions on whether it will fall off, heh, but I'm not that nasty.)
Also, my mum is worried that the bone is broken...how can I tell if it is? I can move it and everything, so I don't think it is, but I only smashed the very tip of it. I really don't want to go get x-rays for something so minor and stupid.