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Toe nail fell off, large blister on toe, popped on stone, skin peeling. Treatment?

My little toenail fell off yesterday, with no pain, no bruise , and no fungal infection that I can tell. I had recently had a large blister on that toe and then cut the top of it on a stone . It had healed fine and then the skin started to peel a bit. This went back to the toenail itself, then the toenail fell off. Is that to be expected?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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welcome to HCM!

It's normal for a toenail to come loose and fall off after an injury to the toe. However, if you haven't injured your nail, a loose nail is often caused by over-manicuring the nails and cleaning under the nails with a sharp object.

it may be a sign of a fungal nail infection which you think its not however you should get a scrape smear examined for fungus

an overactive thyroid, poor circulation, or nail cosmetics may be a cause

A loose nail should be cut back to where it is detached in order to allow the nail to become reattached as it grows. clean your nails with anything other than a soft nail brush.

hope this is helpful.take care!

Answered: Fri, 20 Sep 2013
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