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    Default Broken toe nail advice please

    No idea where to post this sorry!

    So I dropped the pram on my foot today getting it in to the boot. Ouchie is an understatement.

    Anyway, the nail has all but come away from the toe - only the smallest bit at the bottom of the nail bed is still attached. I've cut most off now so it doesn't catch on everything.

    Should I try and remove the entire nail? Or let nature take its course and see if it falls off? I think there are nerves at the bottom so I'm hesitant to try and remove it all - plus it hurts!

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    Default Broken toe nail advice please

    I would let nature take its course now. Put some antiseptic cream on it too. I hate toenails coming off.

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    Just leave it! I dropped a ceramic mug on my big toe two years ago and it took the best part of a year before the toenail was 100% back to normal. Mine didn't fall off straight away, it just bruised first. Then in time the nail fell off, then at long last a fresh new nail slowly grew from the base of the nail bed. It takes ages but in 9-12 months you should have a normal nail again.

    You have my sympathy, it freaking hurts to drop something on the toes!!

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    Default Broken toe nail advice please

    So should I wrap it up? Or is the air better for it?

    It's so freaking sore that I think I'd feel better wrapping it to protect it

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    It might be a good idea to cover it but use a breathable dressing, and give it some time without a dressing to, just while you are resting with your feet up.....and no toddlers to poke it or throw trucks at it.

    You poor thing....Happy New Year!

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    Default Re: Broken toe nail advice please

    My ferret bit my toe really bad last year- sometime around april/may.
    The nail completely detached down one side on my nail and became really infected. I just trimmed away as much nail as i could at a time.
    In the really early, painful days i coated it with betadine and kept it covered when wearing shoes. When i was at home i aired it out as much as possible.
    My nail has about 3/4 grown back now and is still a bit tender but at least the infection is gone- it lasted for months!

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    Default Broken toe nail advice please

    I had toenails on each foot (2 toes on each foot I think) when wearing not very good boots for the terrain I was walking on. All 4 of the nails bruised and lifted but I couldn't do any more than put band aids on them to stop my socks from catching on them, then at home I would just let them air and every time they had grown a little bit trim them back. Where they were still attached to my toes broke off so I had no nails for ages. Took about 6 months for the nails to grow back.

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    Default Broken toe nail advice please

    Thanks everyone.

    As ugly as it now looks, I'd rather the last bit of nail fall off so it can then grow out properly hopefully. Otherwise it's just going to catch on everything anyway. It's SOOO painful!


 

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