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Has anyone had a toenail fall off? What is the best thing to do?

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yorkshirepudding Tue 15-Jul-08 11:40:22

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CJMommy Tue 15-Jul-08 11:45:45

My big toe nail fell off after I had banged it. It just grew back eventually although I did paint the skin the same colour as the rest of my toes! Am sure that's not the best thing to do but have had no problems!!

yorkshirepudding Tue 15-Jul-08 12:09:49

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Seona1973 Tue 15-Jul-08 12:33:16

toenails can take months to regrow. It is probably best for your friend just to keep it clean and dry and it will come back eventually. I managed to take my thumb nail off by slamming a door on it when I was a child - it must have grown back because it's here now!!

greenlawn Tue 15-Jul-08 13:21:14

I've lost several through running - leave it alone, it will grow back!

yorkshirepudding Tue 15-Jul-08 17:14:44

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LazyLinePainterJane Tue 15-Jul-08 17:16:13

I lost my big one after cracking it, it will grow back and she doesn't need to do anything but it will take months.

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