I have athlete's foot just on my right big toe. My nail hasn't been growing in right it started to make a lump and underneath it there was only skin. When I try to give myself a pedicure I went to clean under the nail and there was this yellow stuff under my nail. I went to cut my nail and it didn't even hurt and I cut it half way down. What is wrong with my toe nail and will it grow back?
you have onycholysis: seperation of the nail from the nail bed (underlying skin).
this can happen from trauma. when this occurs, fungus and debris can get trapped under this space. you should see a podiatrist to get the nail "debrided". the doctor would cut the nail down so that the underlying skin is exposed. you would then need to apply a topical antifungal cream to destroy the fungus.
if the nail was in fact traumatized, the nail bed may have scarred, preventing the nail from ever attaching again.
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