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Big toenail fell off!!!!

(3 Posts)
Jewson Mon 24-Sep-12 19:55:32

I dropped a heavy box on my big toe about 18months ago, it started to turn black and I couldn't even cut it it was that hard. It then started to come loose from the top and after a shower today it fell off when I dried my foot! It didn't hurt and there is a new one growing up its really small tho. Has this ever happened to anyone? Should I visit the chiropodist to get it checked out?

fengirl1 Mon 24-Sep-12 20:13:28

It'll grow through eventually! It's usually fine but if you think part of the nailbed is damaged (the nail will grow strangely) it's worth seeing someone.

balotelli Tue 25-Sep-12 06:34:34


Dont worry, this is perfectly normal.

The new nail may not grow 'normally' if the nail bed is damaged but that wont become clear for a while. It can grow thicker than usual or curve to one side.

You can do nothing but wait.

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