A 26-year-old female asked:
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I had an injury and my toenail started blackening and eventually detached from the toe. What should I do?

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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience in Podiatry
It will grow back: Clean the toe and bandage it with a nonstick bandage material like tefla and some antibiotic ointment. Change this daily until the nailbed toughens and isn't painful. If the toe turns red, drains pus or becomes more painful, see a podiatrist. It can take 9 months for a toenail to grow back..
Answered on Jul 13, 2017
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