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My big toenail fell off after I stubbed by big toe ...

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My big toenail fell off after I stubbed by big toe months ago. Will it grow back and how do I care for it in the mean time?

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Female , Age: 32

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nothing. It just fell off yesterday. Put band aid over nailess toe!

Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 10 years ago.

Yes. It will grow back but it will take a couple of months for it to happen. Until then, you may see a thin membrane form to cover where the toenail used to be. I would keep it covered and be sure to wear socks with your shoes so that no fungus/sweat gets in there. And wash it well each night with an antibacterial soap or peroxide.

But you should see a new toenail within a month or so.

Let me know if you still have questions.

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
keep it coverd with a bandaid everyday?
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 10 years ago.
You don't have to as long as you wear socks to protect it.
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