Foot Care (Podiatry) Expert Forum
Dead Toenail 90% Detached
About This Forum:

Questions in the Foot Care (Podiatry) forum are answered by medical professionals and experts. Topics include: Athlete's feet, Bunions, Flat feet, Foreign body, Fractures/foot pain,Fungal infections, Hammertoes, Instability, Morton's Neuroma, Nail fungus, Pediatric curly toes, Pediatric in-toe gait (pigeon toe), Plantar fasciitis/heel pain, Sesamoiditis, Shin splints, Warts.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
Dead Toenail 90% Detached
About a month ago, my husband came toward me to give me a kiss and accidentally kicked my middle left toenail upward (I was wearing flip flops).  It REALLY hurt and immediately started bleeding.  I thought I may be okay, and I've tried to be extra careful with it, but yesterday it got knocked again and is now almost completely detached, except for at the very base.  I thought I could just remove it and I'd be okay, but it really doesn't want to separate from the very bottom.  It doesn't hurt, but I know I have to do something with it or it'll get caught on something and rip badly (which WILL hurt).  Also, I leave for a 2-week trip for Spain in 3 days and want to make sure it's taken care of before I go, but I don't think I'll be able to get in to see a doctor that quickly.  So . . . any help would be GREATLY appreciated.  Thanks so much!!!
Discussion is closed
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
681547 tn?1227149574
take a pair of scissors and cut off as much as you can.  apply a bandaid over it to prevent it from ripping off.  when you have time, go to a podiatrist to have it removed.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank