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My toenail ripped off. I put on a bandage. How long before it grows back?

My toenail ripped off. I put on a bandage. How long before it grows back?

Nail regrowth: Average regrowth of the nail can be approximately 9 months to a full year. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Tore all ligaments in my foot and dislocated the bones, had surgery and screw put all back in place, how long should I expect to heal?

Tore all ligaments in my foot and dislocated the bones, had surgery and screw put all back in place, how long should I expect to heal?

Your surgeon: Can best answer this. We don't know the extent of your injury by the info given. But, you're looking at 6-8 weeks at minimum. ...Read more

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Toenail fell off, will it grow back? How long will it take?

Toenail fell off, will it grow back? How long will it take?

Qiute a while...: Statistically, it will take 11 months for the big toenail to grow back. It will be quicker for the smaller nails and how good your circulation is. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a removed toenail to grow back? And what makes it grow faster?

How long does it take for a removed toenail to grow back? And what makes it grow faster?

Toenails: Depending on which toenail it is it usually takes upto 1 year or longer for a toenail to regrow. Normal diet is important as are other medical conditions such as diabetes. Folic acid and vit. B supplements may help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for my toenails to grow back?

How long does it take for my toenails to grow back?

12-18 months: Nothing you can do to make them grow any faster. ...Read more

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Just had ingrown toenail removed how long do I need to keep it bandaged for?

Just had ingrown toenail removed how long do I need to keep it bandaged for?

Ingrown: Nail sx post op usually soak in warm water with epsom salt twice daily, cover area wit triple antibiotic and bandaid 5 days is what I have my patients do. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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My toenail was ripped off back in October, a nail has halfway grown back. Is it safe to paint it??

My toenail was ripped off back in October, a nail has halfway grown back. Is it safe to paint it??

Yes: It is your replacement nail; so there are no problems punting it. All the best and happy that is growing in! It is slow. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a partial toenail on big toe to grow back?

How long does it take for a partial toenail on big toe to grow back?

9 months: Average time from the base all the way to the tip is about 9 months. Could be a little more or a little less. ...Read more

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How long after having a toenail removed will it take for my nail to grow back?

How long after having a toenail removed will it take for my nail to grow back?

9-12 months: Toenails take about 9 to 12 months to grow comlpetely back and fingernails are a little quicker. ...Read more

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I have had my little toenail removed by my doctor last week. How long will it take to grow back and when will i be able to leave it uncovered?

I have had my little toenail removed by my doctor last week. How long will it take to grow back and when will i be able to leave it uncovered?

Growing back: Nails grow very slowly approx. 2 mm per day. Slower than a snail's pace. 2nd you should talk with the doctor about his protocol for healing. Mine is when the nail bed is dry and no pain on direct palpation of little toe. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before going back to work after my ingrown toenail is removed?

How long should I wait before going back to work after my ingrown toenail is removed?

Nail: What do you do? You can return when it is healed enough to do your job without making the wound worse. Every day should get better. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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My toenail got ripped off and grew back short thick & yellow. What's a working cream or medicine to use for over the counter? Most effecting please!!!

The problem here: Is you need to know if the toenail became fungal or if that nail is thick for other reasons. I.e bacterial colonization or subungual keratinazation. A thick yellow stubby nail is not always fungal.
Topical meds for fungus are not highly effective either. If your inclined to try one you can but you will be applying for many months duration & 1 is not necessarily better than others. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a toenail to grow back after ingrown toenail removal?

About 1 year: It takes a toenail about 1 year to grow from base of toe to tip. ...Read more

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I had an inflamed ingrown toenail. I got it taken out today. How long would it take for the rest to grow back?

I had an inflamed ingrown toenail. I got it taken out today. How long would it take for the rest to grow back?

Hmmmm be patience: Few weeks. Out should start to regrow within a week but 4 week plus to fully cover the entire nailbed. ...Read more

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My 14 y/o son had trama to his big toenail playing basketball, it happend back in Oct. The nail is starting to fall off, how long til new nail appear?

My 14 y/o son had trama to his big toenail playing basketball, it happend back in Oct. The nail is starting to fall off, how long til new nail appear?

Several months: Bleeding under the nail is called a subungual hematoma can is a common injury in sports involving a lot of running. It can take up to a year (sometimes longer) for the nail to grow back completely. Growth rate depends upon the patient's age, nutritional status and activity level. ...Read more

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I was put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) today for an ingrown toenail. How long until it starts to work?

I was put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) today for an ingrown toenail. How long until it starts to work?

Topical antibiotics: Are only minimally effective in dealing with an ingrown nail, and if no infection is present, the only benefit you're likely to get is from moistening the skin. The piece of nail that's stuck in your skin needs to be remove to get immediate and painless relief. Call a toe truck and bring it to a podiatrist. The sooner you do, the faster you'll feel better! ...Read more

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I feel lethargic, have brittle toenails, get skin rashes often, am very thin & underweight, having a leg & back pain for a long time. Am I protein deficien?

I feel lethargic, have brittle toenails, get skin rashes often, am very thin & underweight, having a leg & back pain for a long time. Am I protein deficien?

Eval needed: You will need to be medically evaluated to determine the cause for these symptoms. The symptoms are of concern and merit assessment. ...Read more

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How long can an iv stay in, not using it, it's a back up iv in foot ?

How long can an iv stay in, not using it, it's a back up iv in foot
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72 hours: Generally, peripheral IVs should be replaced after a maximum of 72 hours. The risk of infection, bleeding, dislodgement, and damage to the vein increases after that. It may have to be replaced sooner though, particularly in the foot. ...Read more

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What happens if I put my foot in white vinegar for 10 minutes or longer?

What happens if I put my foot in white vinegar for 10 minutes or longer?

It's cleansing: No harm done. White vinegar diluted (1:4) is a home remedy for many things in the foot besides smelling a little "pickled", the vinegar is actually antimicrobial (great for minor cuts and abrasions), antifungal (great for athlete's foot) and is a keratolytic (great for calluses). ...Read more

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How long will it take to put full weight on foot after cast comes off?

How long will it take to put full weight on foot after cast comes off?

Immediately with PT : Depending on the casting duration and reasons why a cast was implemented, you should be able to put full weight on your foot with pt rehab and utilizing a temporary walker boot. ...Read more

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How long should you wait before getting back on your feet after a foot operation?

How long should you wait before getting back on your feet after a foot operation?

Ask your surgeon: Always consult with your foot surgeon to determine when you can get back on your feet. Often it depends on what type of surgery you had. Early weightbearing after some foot procedures can cause complications. ...Read more

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How long does it take for toe nails to grow back?

8-12 months: If the entire nail was removed then it would take 8-12 months on average to grow a new nail from start to finish. ...Read more

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My toe nail has come off, should I be worried? How long until it grows back

My toe nail has come off, should I be worried? How long until it grows back

9 months: If the skin underneath is intact with no cuts or openings ad there is no redness or swelling or pain there is nothing to worry about. Average time to grow all the way back is 9 months. ...Read more