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Toenail Grows Backwards
Had ingrown toenail on big toe,removed it. where toenail came off nail bed it wont grow back.i have half toenail on big toe.why won't it grow back.Ty?
In the Details.: Some toenail surgeries will allow the toenail to regrow. But, there are procedures that permanently stop the nail from regrowing. This variation is usually explained before the surgery is done and your consent given. Having said that, some times the nail root is stunted during the nail removal procedure. This can temporarily slow regrowth of the involved nail. You might check with the surgeon. ...Read more
Slammed pinky in door,can't bend.Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up,some of nailbed beyond where nail begins,shows.Entire arm hurts.WhatCanIDo?
Because the nail: Grows back exactly in the same way each time. If the nail borders are curled in, when they get to be a certain length they cause pressure at the tip of the toe. Break through the skin and you get the infection. Cut back the nail and the infection clears, but its a matter of time before it grows back to where it was. Stop the problem by a matrixectomy procedure, usually performed in the office. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably so: If the nail matrix was not damaged then your nail should grow back without obvious issue. Time will tell. ...Read more
Yes: It may take up to a year if its the big toe nail. ...Read more
My toenail has grown back strange. A mound of skin-like material is growing out of the nail bed. So the toe nail grows up and over the mound.
Toe bone injury.: It sounds as though that "mound of skin" may be the result of injuring the toe bone just under the nail bed. Occasionally, the bone, when injured responds by a sudden growth spurt. As it grows upward, it raises the nail bed up and can cause a nail distortion as you have described. An r-ray will usually confirm the event. The treatment involves removing the boney spur. Known as subungual exostosis. ...Read more
Blood under nail: If you hit your skin very hard, it will damage small blood vessels in your skin, and you will get a bruise, where blood has leaked from the veins into the skin. If you hit your finger nail very hard, you will get bleeding under the nail, which may lift your nail up. There is no where for this blood to go, and the black, old blood, will remain until the nail grows out and it may take months. ...Read more
They could: But if the nail has been bruised or otherwise injured more severely the root (matrix) that they grow from can be injured, causing the nail(s) to grow back deformed. Injury to the nail can cause secondary infection, which can also further deform/damage the new nail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail is growing back on big toe but seems that since it's halfway, tip toe seems like it's above nail. Will it continue widen and lengthen on toe bed?
Time will tell. : Sometimes if the toe is higher than the nail the nail will simply stop growing when it reaches this "dead end". ...Read more
I have dragged the door backwards onto my foot and it has semi-ripped my toenail off halfway but is still firmly attatched. The nail has bent backward?
See a podiatrist: First i would recommend soaking in epsom salts or salt water to help clean the area and prevent infection. Then apply an antibiotic ointment and bandage. If the nail is loose it will be painful with any pressure or movement. Very often the nail needs to be removed which is a simple procedure done after local anesthesia in a podiatrist's office. Sometimes the nail plate can be reapplied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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