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Ripped toe nail - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   i ripped my toenail off what should i do
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello
User :   i ripped my toenail off
User :   what should i do
User :   ...
Doctor :   is ther any bleeding?
User :   no
User :   i am worried that it either wont grow back or it will be ingrown
Doctor :   it will be grown back
Doctor :   there is no need to worry
User :   ok so what should i do to make sure that it doesnt get ingrown
Doctor :   if there is wound clean the wound with antiseptic loation
User :   ok
Doctor :   when the nail grows trim the nails in straight manner
User :   ok
User :   is that all?
Doctor :   avoid tight fitting shoes to prevent ingrowth of the nails
User :   ok
Doctor :   this is enough to preven the ingrowth
User :   ok thanks alot
User :   bye
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Bye
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