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Disgusting toenail - with photos!

(4 Posts)
DisgustingToenail Thu 16-Feb-17 18:39:22

Help! I am lazy (with a 2 year old and a 6 month old as my main excuse), and I got a gel pedicure last summer. I never took it off blush and just let it grow off thinking I'd get round to it.

Trimmed my toenails, and noticed my big toenail polish was lifting up. I pulled it off (very easily), and have been left with this in the exact shape of where the polish was. What the hell is it? It's not sore, smelly or anything other than discoloured. Help!

namechange20050 Thu 16-Feb-17 18:42:23

It's keratin granulation whereby the nail polish has dehydrated the nail. It will grow out.

namechange20050 Thu 16-Feb-17 18:43:04

It's happened because you left the polish on for such a long time.

DisgustingToenail Thu 16-Feb-17 18:44:43

blush I am suitably embarrassed. Thank you for reassuring me my toe isn't about to fall off!

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