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How to treat a big toe after the nail fell off?

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In brief: Depends

On how it fell off.
If it was a sudden traumatic loss of nail, apply antibiotic ointment and a dressing, see podiatrist. If nailslowly separated from nail bed over a prolonged period of time, the nail bed probable toughened up and dried out. If this is case, keep clean and avoid excessive shoe pressure by avoiding tight shoes.

In brief: Depends

On how it fell off.
If it was a sudden traumatic loss of nail, apply antibiotic ointment and a dressing, see podiatrist. If nailslowly separated from nail bed over a prolonged period of time, the nail bed probable toughened up and dried out. If this is case, keep clean and avoid excessive shoe pressure by avoiding tight shoes.
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