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Retarded toe nail growth, swelling around the cuticle. Had treatment for ingrown toenail. What can be done?

Hi for about 5 months my big toe nail had stopped growing and swelling was present around the cuticle . I went to a specialist who told me it was ingrown and cut the nail way down because the nail plate had detached from the skin. So now about 2 months later my nail started growing up again which is great however last night I noticed right at the cuticle no more nail Was coming through , there is a gap, I am quite worried now I will loose my toenail., can you tell me what this could be??
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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Hi Jess,
Thanks for writing in.
I dont think you're going to lose your toe nail. It's going to come in slowly and may take 3-6 months. You should be having a high protein and high calcium diet to help your nails grow back. So include plenty of milk, yoghurt, and non vegetarian food in your diet
Hope that helps
Answered: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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