A 41-year-old female asked:
would my fingernail grow once again normally as before after it 's been smashed.now it is about to peel off...what should i do after it's gone?
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz answered
18 years experience Dermatology
It should: If you lose your current nail, the new nail that grows in should grow normally. This assumes that the trauma did not damage the nail matrix which lived under the cuticle. The matrix cells are the ones involved in regrowth and if damaged can lead to permanent nail dystrophy.
Answered on May 13, 2018
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