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Will my detached toenail from nail bed grow back ?

About a month ago I had got my nails done at a nail salon, which at that time I had never noticed anything wrong with my toenails till yesterday when I removed my nail polish. I noticed the inside of each big toenail that the nail was detaching itself from the nail bed. I cleaned out from underneath it carefully with no pain which is to why Im so surprised i could go so far underneath the nail. The main Q I have is will it ever grow back to its normal self again? OR could it be from the closed toe shoes Im wearing for work cause I wait tables and stay on my feet for long hours? OR from getting may nails done at the salon?? Please help
Fri, 13 May 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hi
Trauma and infection are the 2 most common causes of nail detachment.What you have to do first is get examined by a doctor to see if the nail needs to be removed completely.After its removed,a new nail will grow from the nail bed.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi!,
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

The reason in your case which I feel is fungal infection .This is because fungal infection can occur after salon work and it can also detach the nail.One thing which we also see is nail discoloration .The nail wont grow back on its own if the fungal infection is not treated effectively.
The best advice would be to consult a dermatologist and get a KOH examination done from your nail .This is to detect if there is any fungus.If yes,then you need a oral anti fungal medicine along with topical nail lacquer.This nearly a 6 months treatment .
Once treated completely the nail would grow back good.

Hope I've answered your question.

regards,
Dr.chawda
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