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Help - toenail fell off now what (with pic sorry)

(13 Posts)
Eminybob Sun 17-Apr-16 14:17:18

After being badly bruised my toenail fell off the other day.

Underneath is half a new nail but it appears to be growing back into my toe! It's grim and a bit sore.

If anyone has ever had this can you help? Will it sort itself out or do I need medical intervention.

Hope picture explains what I'm on about....it's like the top of the nail doesn't have an end, it goes back under the skin <shudder>

icklekid Sun 17-Apr-16 14:19:14

It will sort itself out. Ds thumb nail fell off and other than keeping clean (bandage with padding and tape) was fine. Same with dh toe nail actually!

Eminybob Sun 17-Apr-16 14:32:27

That's reassuring thank you.

DaleTremont Sun 17-Apr-16 14:39:14

Mine did exactly the same after I ran the London marathon years ago! Both big toes actually. They grew back absolutely fine, aren't any different now than before.

Eminybob Sun 17-Apr-16 14:52:04

Did they feel that they were growing back into your toe at first too?

fluffiphlox Sun 17-Apr-16 17:30:48

Takes about 6 months but will be fine.

mumwhoruns Sun 17-Apr-16 17:32:57

Oh yeh I get this all time running will grow back no prob

LimpidPools Sun 17-Apr-16 17:35:11

When you say 'growing back into your toe' do you mean down the sides? Like an ingrowing toenail?

If so, I'd soak it in warm water and gently push the skin back and then I'd really hope that had fixed it. Ingrown toenails hurt!

Getit Sun 17-Apr-16 17:35:48

My middle toenail has done the same but repeatedly, grows back then drops off again.

mudandmayhem01 Sun 17-Apr-16 17:39:14

My big toe nail has done this twice ( both times related to ultra long fell races) it looks ok but it is a bit weak I expect it will come off again if do another silly long run.

Eminybob Sun 17-Apr-16 19:42:29

No it's not growing in at the sides, but at the top. As in the bit you'd usually cut. It seems to go into the toe skin.

Sorry I'm really not explaining myself well.

mudandmayhem01 Sun 17-Apr-16 19:54:24

Yes mine grew back like that it will be fine

Tanfastic Sun 17-Apr-16 21:50:12

My big toenail fell off after wearing massive pointy high heels that were slightly too small for twelve hours shock. Was about two weeks later but it fell off!

Looked a lot like yours and did take a few months to grow back but it was fine.

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