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How to treat a detached nail after injury?

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Dr. Rishi

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Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Lump
Question: Hello my name is XXXXXXX about a month a go I stubbed my big toe very hard.A few weeks later my nail was about 60% cracked and starting to lift, after about 2-3 weeks the nail is about 3/4 off it hurts slightly. I am wearing a gel cushion toe bandage. Should I go to the doctor,and what should I do ?
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Answered by Dr. Rishi 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please get the broken part of the nail removed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Welcome to Health Care Magic and Thank you for your question.
You should see your Doctor who can remove the damaged part of the nail and apply soft non adhesive bandage. The pain will go away then. There is no point keeping a broken nail. It will grow back again in a few months. There is no need to worry about it and the procedure would not be very painful.
Take care and let me know if there are any queries on this issue.
Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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