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What would you do if you have a damaged toenail?

I want to wear sandles but I messed up my toenail really bad it looks like the nail wants to come off I bumped it really hard into the coffee table.

What can I do?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:33 PM on Apr. 30, 2013 in Beauty & Style

Answers (16)
  • I sometimes get an acrylic overlay on my nails for the summer. It usually lasts all summer long too.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 6:34 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • You , so will not like my answer. And the medical people on her would give me an earful
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:35 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • Lets hear it Dardenella...

    Would you ladies wear a bandaid next to beautiful pedicure?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:39 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • I'd go to the podiatrist and possibly have it removed
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:48 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • Soak your foot once or twice a day in warm water and Epson salts. If there is an open would wear a band-aid - not a gross one, but they have some great skin colored ones that will do the trick.
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 6:50 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • Wear the band aid to protect the nail/toe. It will be temporary. Don't sacrifice your healing because of a pedicure.
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 6:54 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • I would put a bandage over it and wear sandals.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:56 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • I'd go to the podiatrist and get it fixed/medication... whatever it took to have it heal up.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 7:12 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • I'd get a doctor to treat it if possible.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 7:31 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

  • OK but only because asked nicely.
    I have broken the toenail so badly that the nail is going to die. I know it and my toe knows it and so does the nail. It is going to hurt when it comes off. I already know this. I have the Epsom salt bath ready and I sterilize my forceps (yup I really have them) and I pull that sucker right off of there. Then into the bath. Soak it, rinse it and the pour hydrogen peroxide on it. Dry it. Put on antiseptic and the bandaid.
    No you are not supposed to do this. You are supposed to go to the doctor.
    Yes most people can not do that to themselves. I have a very high pain threshold.
    No I do not really think you should do this because you will probably pass out on the floor and so, well, there you go. Remember you did ask.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 8:03 PM on Apr. 30, 2013

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