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Lonely3190

My whole nail has come off my little pinky toe. What do I do? I am worried.

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It depends on why you lost it, I lost my big toe nail a few years ago, but I had damaged it, they simply grow back over time, if you have not done anything to it then keep an eye on others being loose and contact your Doctor to rule out anything else.

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Lonely3190 in reply to angelm54

I am seeing him today so I will mention it then.

It should grow back , i lost a thumb nail once and it took about 6 months to grow back .

With it being a little toe nail. It won't take as long.

Like the others have said it should grow back, mine grew back , ILost mine in an accident. However you need to protect the toe as it will be very vulnerable . Keep a sock on it at all times

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Lonely3190 in reply to rabbits65

I have put a plaster and surgical tape on it.

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Bevvy in reply to Lonely3190

Breathable plaster and no tape would be better. Need air to get to it. Ideally when not wearing shoes should leave open to the air.

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Lonely3190 in reply to Bevvy

Oh sorry about that.

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Bevvy in reply to Lonely3190

Don’t know why you apologising?You said what doing and I have given an opinion. That’s all. Hope heals quickly

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Lonely3190 in reply to Bevvy

Fair enough hun. But thankyou.

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rabbits65 in reply to Lonely3190

When I said protect the toe that’s lost the nail I meant protecting it from getting knocked . That’s why I said put a sock on it when your walking around and doing things. Leave to open air . No plaster , no tape .

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Lonely3190 in reply to rabbits65

I have taken it off now.

I’ve lost a few toe nails over the years through different ways, they will grow back, do’nt worry

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Lonely3190 in reply to Arymretep

That's ok then?

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Arymretep in reply to Lonely3190

I think so, I lost my big toe nail when I knocked my foot getting out of my car, ouch , my toe swelled up and eventually the nail fell off, but as I said it eventually grew back.

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Lonely3190 in reply to Arymretep

Aww hun. And I know it will. Thankyou hun.

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