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I have had a total nail avulsion on one toe and have been dressing it for about 2 months now. Is there anything unusual about this situation?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 2 months

Is a long time to still be needing to dress this! you may have an infection or still have a piece of nail in there that's delaying or preventing healing.
It might be time to get another opinion...

In brief: 2 months

Is a long time to still be needing to dress this! you may have an infection or still have a piece of nail in there that's delaying or preventing healing.
It might be time to get another opinion...
Dr. Howard Fox
Dr. Howard Fox
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, it should be

Healed.
You stated a total nail, that means the entire nail was removed. Was this done with or without any chemicals? If without, it should of been healed by week 2, if with it can take a little longer. It is possible you have an infection and need antibiotics (orally). If you were given, it is possible you have a resistant bacteria like mrsa. Another possibility is a left over nail spicule.

In brief: Yes, it should be

Healed.
You stated a total nail, that means the entire nail was removed. Was this done with or without any chemicals? If without, it should of been healed by week 2, if with it can take a little longer. It is possible you have an infection and need antibiotics (orally). If you were given, it is possible you have a resistant bacteria like mrsa. Another possibility is a left over nail spicule.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Oliver Wang
See doctor who removed it for help.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes shoud heal

After 8 weeks of non healing it unusual! see your podiatrist concerns about diabetes, or poor circulation.

In brief: Yes shoud heal

After 8 weeks of non healing it unusual! see your podiatrist concerns about diabetes, or poor circulation.
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