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#1 BadgerBasher

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

Really boring toenail losing question-
DD dropped a heavy bottle on her toe, it's gone all black and minging. It's grown out a little now and it's still minging, but it seems to not be connected to her nail bed any more?

I've never lost a nail, despite years of beating myself up with car doors and hammers, not really sure what to do. Do I have to try and keep a bandaid on it? A shoe?

TIA

#2 lucy-lu

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

This happened to ds, a clay pot fell on his foot.
Nail continued to grow for maybe 2 months, but was not connected to rest of nail properly, and en finally came off itself, but it was just a small piece that came off ( would have needed trimming in a few weeks anyway). It looked funny for a few weeks happened before Christmas , but now looks normal.

Dd dropped a can on her toe the other day so it's black already, at least I know what to expect though!

#3 CFMummy

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

DD2 has just lost her toe nail it came off ompletly after a week and the new nail is now growing. It didnt bother her at all

#4 aligirl

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

DD jammed her finger in a door when she was 12months. The nail fell off after a few days and we feared it may never grow back. But sure enough within a few months she grew a new nail, it looked a bit mishapen for a while but eventually looked normal. She is now 4 and I can't tell (or remember) which finger it was. original.gif




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