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  • My sister lost her toenail
  • Nail half off horizontally slammed in door

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    11-07-2012, 10:13 PM
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Yearling
Anyone ever lost a nail?

So I got my toe smashed and the nail is half dead. Like, a crooked vertical line, not horizontal across the nail.

I'm wondering if this will heal ok orrr If this could be a problem :p

Anyone else had this problem?
     
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    11-07-2012, 10:21 PM
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Green Broke
It will grow out, it will take some time but it will.

I worked at a water park, and my feet were often soaked from 8 in the morning until 12 at night (long shifts hahah). My toe nails didn't do so well, and they grew in...uhh..weird. I lost all feeling in one of the nail beds for a while, accidentally tore a huge chunk out of the middle of the nail with no pain O.o they just grew in lumpy, not nasty, just not even!! But they are almost all grown out now!
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    11-07-2012, 10:26 PM
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It's fine and it will grow out in time. I smashed my thumb a few years ago and only killed the bottom half of the nail, closer to the cuticle. That was a pain in the butt to grow out but it eventually did and it's perfectly normal now.
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    11-07-2012, 11:26 PM
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Started
It'll grow back in no time. My younger sister lost her big toenail when a door slammed on it and ripped it off (OWWW!) and it grew back within a month or two and now looks perfectly normal
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    11-07-2012, 11:31 PM
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Yearling
Yup , smashed my toe, it turned black from dry blood under it. It did eventually fall off, but it grew back normal.
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    11-07-2012, 11:38 PM
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Trained
Depends. I've lost a half dozen with no ill effect. I also lost the nail on my left big toe, and it never grew back properly. It took years for the nail to reach the end of the toe, and it mostly thickens instead of growing out. I cut it maybe once every few years. Because it grows so slow, it has picked up a fungus that won't quit. I've used prescription medicine and it clears it up...but it comes back a few months later. After 15 years, I'm ready to get the nail removed for good.
     
    11-07-2012, 11:48 PM
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Depends. I've lost a half dozen with no ill effect. I also lost the nail on my left big toe, and it never grew back properly. It took years for the nail to reach the end of the toe, and it mostly thickens instead of growing out. I cut it maybe once every few years. Because it grows so slow, it has picked up a fungus that won't quit. I've used prescription medicine and it clears it up...but it comes back a few months later. After 15 years, I'm ready to get the nail removed for good.
Did you get that from running? I got infrowns from riding in steel toes and running with tight calves - big toe would poke upwards! Had both sides of each nail cut out and the nail bed burnt out....was awfully uncomfortable but toes have been great since!!! Except they grow slow and are really ridged, not nice and smooth!
     
    11-07-2012, 11:50 PM
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Trained
I got it in a touch football game. Stubbed my toe on a rock and thought nothing of it at the time. Didn't even hurt much.
     
    11-07-2012, 11:54 PM
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I got it in a touch football game. Stubbed my toe on a rock and thought nothing of it at the time. Didn't even hurt much.
Well I dropped/kicked the steel foot bar on a desk today and am thinking my toenail is a little worse for wear right now!!! Mine hurt....I was doing that dance people do when they stub their toe.....while my five year old laughed! Got moms sadistic sense of humor...
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    11-08-2012, 04:59 AM
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Green Broke
I regularly lose the toenail on my little toe. According to the podiatrist because itis so small it is badly attached and if it gets caught in a wooly sock I could pull it off. It doesnt hurt and it grows back normaly.

Bsms. If you have fungal nail you need to treat the nail untill the whole nail has grown out whilst systemic antifungals will kill anything in the nail bed they will not kill the fungal load on the top of the nail so you get the cycle of reinfection. You also need to put an antifungal agent in your shoes as cross contamination happens that way as well. Treating a fungal nail takes a minimum of 9 months of constant treatment, longer if your nail grows slowly.
I work in R&D for Scholl and this is one of my speciality areas.
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