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One of DD's fingernails is falling - do I use a plaster until it grows back

(7 Posts)
Tapster Thu 17-Jul-08 16:33:12

My 20 month old DD banged her nail a couple of weeks ago, I knew something hurt but he couldn't tell me what. I noticed a nail all bruised, it went a bit black and its now falling off. I understand it will grow back do I need to put a plaster on it before it grows back to keep it clean or just leave it alone.

suzywong Thu 17-Jul-08 16:34:08

let it fall off
don't put a plaster on it
but discourage her from poking the cat's bum etc etc with it

windygalestoday Thu 17-Jul-08 16:34:57

id put a loose plaster around it and in the bath the nail might fall off then id let it dry out nturally very uickly a new nail grows tho.

windygalestoday Thu 17-Jul-08 16:35:19

lol@ cats bum

Seeline Thu 17-Jul-08 16:36:52

My son managed to get his finger infected which resulted in him loosing the nail. I kept a plaster on it until the new nail was reasonably well grown as he kept fiddling with the loose one and catching it on things, and also he's a boy - hygene?! The new nail is fine.

suzywong Thu 17-Jul-08 16:38:51

My ds2 had a petting farm thing come to his playgroup and amongs the baby animals lying panting in the heat was a piglet whose nice round backside and enticing curly tail was the right size to protrude perfectly through a section of the chicken wire. I just caught ds2's finger millimetres away from actualy penetration. Not a court in the law would have convicted him though, the piglet was deffo asking for it wink

windygalestoday Thu 17-Jul-08 16:48:41

hehehe grin

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