Question by  Eric15 (20)

What should I do if my toenail is not attached to my toe?

I dropped a weight on my toe and now my toenail is not attached, what should I do?


Answer by  Tammy (585)

If it is completely gone, you can lightly wrap and pad the affected bed and use a antimicrobial agent (like bactine, or neosporian) to keep it moist until it heals.


Answer by  Aya (797)

This is not that abnormal. The toenail will come off, so let it. A new nail will soon grow in the same place, so it's not a big deal at all.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

Bandage it up. If your toenail is completely detached from your toe there is nothing for you to do but wait for it to grow back. Make sure nothing irritates it and keep it clean.


Answer by  skateycat (124)

Nothing. If the toe is irritated when wearing shoes and socks, apply a bandaid. With time, the nail will grow back. Takes about 8 weeks for new nail to grow.

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