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I hit my big toe and half of the nail turned black i peeled it off because it was hurting me what do i do

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Treat as wound: Treat the open wound as you would a cut with neosporin and cover to protect it. Then wait for the toenail to slowly grow back out.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 19 years experience
Usually nothing: If it is no longer hurting you, no longer bleeding or oozing. Do nothing. Time will do the rest. If it looks infected still tender, bleeding, there is... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Nothing: You treated it already. A new nail will grow back don't worry. That was blood (the black color). You don;t have to cover it unless there is redness th... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let try to help: If the nail got separated or almost separated cut it off, try to see the doctor may you need x-ray you could have fracture in the toe. Keep it clean b... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a doctor: You need to be examined to make sure there is no infection or even the possibility of a fracture from the stubbed toel.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 32 years experience
You can trim the: loose nail carefully as long as there is no redness or drainage near the nail or surrounding the nail, in that case seek help from a foot specialist
A female asked:
Dr. Sung ho Bae
Podiatry 19 years experience
Fungal nail: Most likely a fungal infection. If the black color is under the nail it's probably blood. Either way I would see your doctor soon.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Be gentle : You must be careful in how you treat this. Clean this with gentle soap and warm water. You must avoid anything that will interfere with normal healing... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Podiatrist: Or dermatologist. If you can, cut the nail back as far as you can.
A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Spots under nails: If it has Ben there for a while, you need to have it evaluated by a doctor. If you banged your toe or it developed after some kind of trauma, it shou... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Wait: Just wait until the new nail grows in
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Wish I had: my x-ray glasses with me but there is only one way to distinguish between broken and not. You may or may not lose the toenail. Hard to tell from thi... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Any other symptoms?: Is the lack of full growth of the nail a cosmetic concern or do you have other symptoms? You may just wait and watch as is not a serious matter. For g... Read More

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