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Offline shanken

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picked off an entire nail...
« on: 30/07/2006 08:28:45 »
Recently, when I was picking my little toe nail on my left foot, I got under the nail from both the side and the bottom. In a matter of seconds, half of the nail (including the bottom) was lifted and hanging. Figuring that it would not reintegrate itself if I just left it, I went ahead and tore the rest of the nail off (it pulled up horizontally and from beneath the cuticle). While there is no sign of any nail, the cuticle remains. I know this is bad. I'm keeping it dry and clean to prevent infection, but, will it regrow? Thanks


 

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Re: picked off an entire nail...
« Reply #1 on: 30/07/2006 16:30:47 »
I kicked off my big toe nail once and yes it will regrow so dont worry.

Also just to let you know how it regrows , as it regrows the nail doesnt grow from the back near the cuticle and move forwards but it grows upwards and forwards over the entire length of the nail at the same time thickening as it does.

Michael
« Last Edit: 30/07/2006 16:32:42 by ukmicky »
 

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Re: picked off an entire nail...
« Reply #2 on: 30/07/2006 18:36:46 »
Wow thats interesting! My Mother in law had hers removed from an injury , because it got infected, so they took it off, but it grew back funky because of the fungas infection or something, so they are treatng her with some kind of antibiotics and going to remove it again as it grew back super thick and deformed, can't hardly wear her shoe!!! Ouch!!!!....Karen
 

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Re: picked off an entire nail...
« Reply #3 on: 30/07/2006 16:30:47 »
I kicked off my big toe nail once and yes it will regrow so dont worry.

Also just to let you know how it regrows , as it regrows the nail doesnt grow from the back near the cuticle and move forwards but it grows upwards and forwards over the entire length of the nail at the same time thickening as it does.

Michael
« Last Edit: 30/07/2006 16:32:42 by ukmicky »
 

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Re: picked off an entire nail...
« Reply #4 on: 30/07/2006 18:36:46 »
Wow thats interesting! My Mother in law had hers removed from an injury , because it got infected, so they took it off, but it grew back funky because of the fungas infection or something, so they are treatng her with some kind of antibiotics and going to remove it again as it grew back super thick and deformed, can't hardly wear her shoe!!! Ouch!!!!....Karen
 

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Re: picked off an entire nail...
« Reply #5 on: 01/08/2006 09:50:55 »
Apparently nails take six months to regrow:-

" Fingernail growth by Peter Grencis  
This image shows the detailed regrowth, over 6 months,
 of a fingernail after it was removed to treat a broken finger."  
http://www.visions-of-science.co.uk/winners2003/win-01.htm

« Last Edit: 01/08/2006 11:09:46 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: picked off an entire nail...
« Reply #6 on: 02/08/2006 03:57:19 »
What an interesting pic..

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