Monday, May 10, 2010

How do you treat a lifted toe nail?

I lifted my big toe nail in an accident and half of the base is pulled out while the other half is still connected. The nail is sticking out in a 45 degree angle so I can't push it down and tape it up. What should I do?How do you treat a lifted toe nail?
Soaking in very warm water will soften it. You could cut off the detached part, cushion well where shoes might touch and tape. Wear sandals or cut open an old pair of athletic shoes. If there is raw tissue, clean carefully with soap and water, apply antibiotic ointment before cushioning.

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