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my toenail ripped off i put on a bandage how long before it grows back

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience Podiatry
Give some time : Large toenails take anywhere from 6-9 months to be fully grown out of they have been completely taken off. The smaller toes take about 5 months to ful ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
1 year: If you tore off the entire toenail.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
Dr. Ben Treen answered
38 years experience Dermatology
Months: 3-6 months.
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Your surgeon: Can best answer this. We don't know the extent of your injury by the info given. But, your looking at at 6-8 weeks at minimum.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Prevent ingrowing: Always trim the nail squarely so the corner will not dig into the surrounding skin. You may keep a small moistened pledget of cotton under the corner ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not much: There is not much you can do once your toenail has fallen off. Thankfully, they do grow back usually over 2-4 months.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Couple days : Different people will heal at different rates . Keep your finger clean and covered if you are dealing with something dirty . Wash your hands regularly ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Covering the nailbed with a band-aid will not affect eventual regrowth one way or another. The only way it won't regrow is if you damaged the deep cu ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience Podiatry
Depends: If the nail can be removed cleanly, whether partially or fully, you can try- in a clean-as-possible setting and apply some antibiotic cream and a non- ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
Keep it clean: If there is infection, keep it clean. If it is bleeding, put gauze and pressure on it and elevate it. A large toenail sometimes takes 12 - 18 months ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends on: How large the mole is
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
As long : As the matrix or root of the nail was not damaged.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Question is unclear.: Are you saying that you broke your foot a few days ago and you removed the cast yourself? Any other interpretation begs the question as to why your do ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
it might: If the injury was enough to disrupt continuous growth of the nail plate - if it does fall off, the new nail may take 6-9 months to regrow.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See someone: Whiplash is usually from rear end car accidents, but you may have strained your neck. Healing can take several weeks or more. On the other hand, if th ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends.: It is too late to have the cut sutured at this time. However, it is important to insure that your tetanus status is up to date. Infection should be ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Likely: However, it may grow thick. You will only know when it grows back. I would recommend applying an antifungal agent to the nail bed as sometimes after i ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Time will tell.: If the matrix was destroyed it may not, or if it does possibly in a weird shape or thickness....
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A female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Be patienr: Unless the trauma injured the area where the nail is born which is under the cuticle the nail should grow out with time. It takes an entire year to ge ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Depends: on depth and size of cut. Also presence of infection, circulation, over all health and nutrition are also factors. Those with diabetes may tend to tak ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
YouHaveAFrailNail??: Depends on why the nail was removed and also how it was removed.So let's assume it was removed for a good reason.But we don't know what happened to th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Glazer
19 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown toenail : I would avoid the nail polish until your doctor sees you back and clears you for such things. Also, as an aside, hydrogen peroxide can be quite causti ... Read More
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