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One side of the nail detached from the skin after a trauma. Will it heal gradually?

I had a trama to mybigtoe toe nail 2 days ago when I was kicked very hard in a swimming pool. The nail did bleed alot but stop after antiobiotic and bandaids were applied. I was in alot of pain originally and had a hard time walking. I have noticed that one side of the nail is not attached to the nail but it is much easier to walk now. Do I need to have a Podiatrist look at the toe or will it reattach eventually by itself.
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Thanks for the query,

It is difficult for detached nail to regrow,

Actually the damaged nail will shed off and a new nail will regrow from below.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you good health,
Thank you
Answered: Mon, 14 Oct 2013
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