A 40-year-old female asked:
I accidentally pulled my eight week old son's nail completely out of his finger when trimming his nails, will it grow back?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Most do: As long as the nail bed and matrix are healthy the nail will gradually re-emerge.In infancy it is faster than adults but still grows slowly, about 2 mm/month.
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Dr. Payam Rafatanswered
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Most likely it will grow back.
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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