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Bruised painful toe, peeling skin. Normal?

I think I may have broken my middle toe three weeks ago when I dropped a box of floor tiles on it. I ve heard there s really not much a doctor can do for a broken toe , so I haven t gone to the doc. Toe is not flopping in the breeze or crooked or anything, otherwise I would go to the doc. It s still a little bruised and painful, but now today the top layer(s?) of skin peeled off the whole toe! Toenail is still hanging on and don t think I ll lose it, but is the skin peeling normal??!
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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After a swelling subsides, peeling of the skin from the area is normally seen. You can do the strapping of the toe- keep it bandaged with the next healthy toe for a supported movement and an early recovery. It is likely to improve in 3-4 weeks.
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Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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