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frankie001 Sun 25-Sep-16 16:45:21

Had an ingrown toe nail removed 10 years ago, nail bed grew back really thick. Seemed to be a bit 'loose' so yesterday in a for of frustration I attacked it. Got most of the nail out with no pain, and now have an angry nail free bed. Anyone want to see? It's quite gross!

IminaPickle Sun 25-Sep-16 16:47:05


frankie001 Sun 25-Sep-16 16:49:04

Here ya go!

IminaPickle Sun 25-Sep-16 17:33:56

Ooo. It looks very clean though. How will you protect it? Don't want it to fester...

sonlypuppyfat Sun 25-Sep-16 17:35:53

It looks like a willy!

frankie001 Sun 25-Sep-16 19:48:01

I live in sandals so will carry on with them. Surprisingly it doesn't hurt

frankie001 Sun 25-Sep-16 19:48:44

Closest I've ebeen to a willy in years!

redisthenewblack Mon 26-Sep-16 15:55:07

OP (at the risk of outing myself) my children have a condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa which causes their nails to fall off. I have loads of dressings that you can use to protect it and keep it dust/dirt free while it heals, but won't stick to the wound like a plaster would, if that makes sense. If you'd like some sending PM me your address and I'll pop some in the post this afternoon.

frankie001 Mon 26-Sep-16 21:14:56

Thank you so much!!

UnlikelyRunner Sat 01-Oct-16 20:21:37

Ooh does it hurt? salt water soaking to keep it clean? If you do use a dressing, remember to soak it off (wincing at the memory of my mum pulling off my dressings without soaking when I had both big toe nails removed 17 years ago shock).

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