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finger nail fell off

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  • Posted By: itsallyoueverdo
  • January 3, 2008
  • 08:37 PM

back in august i slammed my thumb in a car door and the nail just now fell off
i have the new nail underneath it, its about half way to the end

do i have to keep it covered? how are you supposed to treat it??

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  • I had this happen to my large toe nail after I dropped an iron sheet onto my foot. I did keep plasters on it with creams to stop infection, but just to make sure nothing stuck to the flesh under the nail as it grew back. The old nail should have held on until the new one was at least half way, that's what mine did anyway. There's nothing you can really do to "treat" it, the nail will just grow back in the old one's place. Bear in mind that the new nail will probably not be as smooth as the old one.
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  • My fingernail just came off and this is my first time but if i were you i would wait till it grows fully.Just wait and soon it would be back to normal. that's all the info i have so peace out!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2011
    • 03:28 AM
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