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Intermittent bleeding from big toe with clear sticky liquid, no pain or swelling. What is the cause and remedy?

My big toe started to bleed under the nail. I did remove a bit of gristle last year, it bled for a while but then stopped. It bleeds on and off but I managed to sort it out and it stopped. In the last 2 weeks it has started again it doesn t hurt, it just starts bleeding along with a clear sticky liquid, I don t think it s an ingrown toenail first because there is no pain, swelling or redness. I can see the nail kind of detaching itself from the toe on about 1/4 of the surface. I have tried soaking it, putting a bandage on it, not wearing shoes unless absolutely necessary, but nothing seems to work. I do run and do walk allot. What is it and what can I do?
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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If the nail is coming of its bed it is slightly difficult to save the nail. The nail has to restore its blood supply. You can treat with antiseptics now and proper care. It can introduce some infection as well. If you wish to preserve the nail it is better to see a PCP nearby who can understand the nature of the malady and do corrective procedures to restore it.
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