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My Toenail Fell Off Can I Paint It
I spilled nail polish remover in-between my legs and it quickly hit my vagina because i was on a leather couch in underwear. What should I expect?
May burn: Wash the affected area with lots of water. It may cause irritation but the sooner all the affected area is cleansed of from the irritants, the sooner you can expect everything to return to normal ...Read more
Leave it: Alone! it will probably grow back normal. ...Read more
Stubbed my toe and ripped my nail down the middle. Bled for awhile. Should i take the nail off? Will it fall off since it's been ripped from the skin?
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?
I hit my big toe and it bruised. I let nail polish on to hide it. My nail is coming off where it bruised. Could it be a problem?
My daughter have a toenail that is purple(it got crashed on the door).Soon it came off and a soft nail inside.It can peel off a bit.What shall i do?
Gently remove it: You can often tease this off using tweezers and scissors or clippers. If the cut leaves anything sticking out, you can use a bit of loose sandpaper to soften any loose edges so they don't snag on stockings. Monitor the wound daily and keep it clean.A bit of antibiotic ointment to cover raw areas and it should heal nicely.Regrowth is slow at 1-2 mm/mo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ingrown toenail i smashed my big toe and the nail eventuality fell off but it's curling inwards, is there anything i can do?
Damaged nail: After you damage your nail, you have to be careful of ingrown toenails and weakly growing nails. Try to take an oral compound of zinc with biotin to help with the nail growth. Also apply a small amount of a topical antibiotic around the cuticle to help prevent an infection. See a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My toe nail fell off 6 months ago while traveling over seas. it is growing back funny and I cut the ingrown nail. I just stubbed it now it is bruised ?
Is it just: Bruised or is it infected that's what you need to differentiate. If just bruised, time will heal it. ...Read more
Ouch !!: I am not sure if your toenail was traumatically torn from your toe, as traumatic avulsion, of it simply fell off, as if it was loose already. A nail injury is treated in the same way as other injuries. Clean the wound, apply sterile dressing, control the bleeding and monitor. The nail should grow back in 9 months to a year, providing the root was not stunted. If it just fell off, 6-9 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my nail off while i had an acrylic still attached.. The nail didn't come off completely but if did rip up my natural nail also what should I do?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment for your nail. ...Read more
I stubbed my toe and had to tear my toe nail off because it was practically hanging there. It still THROBS! How do I make it stop hurting?
Dang Nabbit!: You need to apply ice to it. Elevate the foot higher than your heart and stay off it. Take a pain reliever. The main concern is whether or not the toe has been fractured. Depending on which toe you might want toe to try splinting it some how. X-rays are the surest way to see the possible bone damage. ...Read more
Depends: You may or may not lose the nail, it all depends on the extent and severity of your injury. If your nail is entirely blackened or bruised, chances are higher you may lose your nail and it may just be a matter of days. Generally there is loosening of the nail plate before this happens. ...Read more
I got ingrown toe nail surgery 2.5 wks ago. Can I put on nail polish? It only gets slightly white when I put on the hydrogen peroxide now.
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 caustic to healing tissue. I would advise only using it on a new dirty wound but not something that is in a healing phase. Please call the doctor that operated on the ingrown toenail to advise you on what to use as a day-to-day dressing. Good luck! ...Read more
What can I do if my toenail ripped off whilst i fell off the trampoline, how long does it take to grow back?
1 year: If you tore off the entire toenail. ...Read more
I banged my toe about two-three weeks ago and its black underneath the nail and it bleeds when i wear shoes or bang it , what can I clean it with.
Hematoma: After trauma to the toenail, there can be bleeding underneath the nail and that changes the color of the toenail to a darker color. If it continues to bleed after a few days, then it should be evaluated. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I Was injured while riding on my bike my toenail ripped off how to treat this? I visited the hosp and got it dressed? i want it to reduce fast 4 event
See below: The best way is to keep it clean with soap and water and I would start using a topical anti-fungal to help promote good nail growth. ...Read more
See podiatrist: If you can keep the nail plate attached as long as possible, it will protect the nail bed and eventually a new nail will grow out and push the broken part out. If it breaks off or is symptomatic, see a podiatrist or dermatologist to remove the broken portion and for a possible prescription to protect the new nail from a fungal infection while it is growing out. ...Read more
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