How To Naturally Treat Blood Clot In Finger At Home?

A blood clot can occur at any part of the body, except the bones and cartilages, of course. A blood clot is often associated with a wound. When there is a wound, the blood will produce clots which are ideally meant to stop the bleeding. However, if the trauma or injury did not cause the skin to break, then the blood will pool, below the skin and the clot can result in compression of the surrounding tissue, often resulting in pain.

Blood Clot In Finger

  • The fingers are the ones that are more likely to be injured in certain situations. For instance, the body might not be able to react immediately when the door is slammed so that a finger is caught between the door and the jamb.
  • The blood clot may also be considered a blood blister.
  • This blood clot or blood blister consists of a pool of blood, lymph, and other bodily fluids trapped just underneath the skin.
  • It can look red, especially when fairly new. However, it can turn purple and much darker until it reaches brown or black for the next couple of days or weeks.
  • The blood clot is usually painful for a few days because the area where the clot formed is likely to have been bruised.
  • The clots are often just in the same level as the surrounding skin.

However, there are also times when the pooled blood will make the area rise a little from the skin.

Home Treatment For Blood Clot In Finger

The best thing to do is to prevent blood clots from forming by being careful at all times. Of course, that really is much easier said than done. Thus, in most cases, it is necessary to find the right treatment option to correct the blood clot.
The following options may be tried:

  • Elevate the hands, especially right after the injury has occurred. Elevation of the arm reduces blood flow to the extremity and reduces the size of the clot formed.
  • Right after the trauma, the patient may also apply pressure on the affected area. This could possibly prevent clots from forming.
  • Apply a warm wash cloth on the affected area. This will improve circulation and blood flow so that the pooled blood will be removed naturally.
  • Soak the affected area in water with Epsom salt to help quickly reduce the swelling and improve the circulation.
  • As much as possible, do not try to break the blister or open the clotted area. This will only introduce bacteria into the body, causing complications such as infections to happen. Local application of turmeric powder is considered to not only hasten healing but also provide protection against infection.
  • Still, if the blood clot is large and really affecting circulation, this might be drained. However, this should be done only in a sterile environment, preferably a doctor’s clinic. Internal clots may often require incision and drainage to reduce pain.

12 thoughts on “How To Naturally Treat Blood Clot In Finger At Home?

  • March 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I am suffering from an injury on middle finger of my left hand. It got chaffed between two iron plates. There is swelling underneath the nail of my middle finger. There is a blood clot under the nail. It is paining too badly, especially when I move my finger. Also the first part of my finger is swollen. How can I get relief?

    • March 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      The swelling and blood clot will take time to resolve. However, you may get an X-ray of your finger to rule out any fracture of the bones of finger. You may require anti inflammatory medicines and antibiotics, you have to consult your doctor for the prescription medicines. Also turmeric powder will help to reduce the swelling. It will also help the blood clot to get absorbed faster. Take one teaspoon of honey mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder daily once in the morning. Apply aloe vera gel on the affected area. Aloe vera gel is a mild antiseptic and helps to prevent secondary bacterial infection. The healing may take 7 to 10 days.

      • March 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

        I had surgery on my left index finger about 3 weeks ago to remove what we thought was a glass piece. The finger is still swollen and does get blue- purple at times. I thought it could be a clot. Do you think I have anything to worry about? I cannot bend my finger yet. Do I require following up with the doctor?

        • March 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm

          Since it has been 3 weeks after the surgery, it should have healed. But if you are having swelling and color change in your affected finger, the best thing to do is to consult your doctor. He might be able to tell the reason after examining your finger.

  • September 21, 2014 at 5:58 am

    I was playing basketball with a group of friends. I had grabbed on to the net and injured my hand. 5 minutes later I was feeling pain on middle of my right hand. I looked down and it had already formed a blood clot. It hurts when I touch it. Can you give me some pointers on how to get rid of this blood clot?

    • December 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Forceful impact may have caused blood clot in your hand. Usually a small clot will resolve on its own in 8 to 10 days. You may apply ice fomentation on the affected area to reduce its spread. Turmeric powder is a natural remedy for dissolving the clot. Take a pinch of turmeric powder and mix it with warm milk. Drink it daily at night before you sleep. Homeopathic medicine Arnica and Ruta are also effective in treating small blood clots that occur after injury.

  • September 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

    My toe was injured 3 years ago. My toe got hurt with an iron rod. There was blood clot which resolved over a period of time. Now I am having pain in the toe. Previously the toe was red but now it has turned brown. Is there any remedy?


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