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Is it normal for skin to peel off from a broken toe?

Hi! I ve probably broken one of my toes ( second smallest), about 2-3 months ago. Did not go to doctor, because i ve been told, and i ve noticed that you can hardly do anything to a broken toe, except to give cast shoe. That s not the point though. It s finally healing ( not so ..tender?) but i noticed that the skin is peeling of from the sides of the toe. This caused some alarm, because skin isn t peeling in any other toes, not even the largest one that i broke few years ago.. This is really odd, cos i think it didn t peel off before, and now it just have started to heal nicely, pain is going away etc. so whats with the skin?
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
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Hi,

Peeling of skin seems to be a normal response from healing of skin. Apply a moisturizing cream containing white soft paraffin 2-3 times in a day for 7-10 days. This will resolve your problem.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.


Regards,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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Is it normal for skin to peel off from a broken toe?

Hi, Peeling of skin seems to be a normal response from healing of skin. Apply a moisturizing cream containing white soft paraffin 2-3 times in a day for 7-10 days. This will resolve your problem. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist