Toddler Lost Toenail - How to treat?
Yesterday, My two year old dropped a very heavy toy on her foot. She had a sock on, but it completely took her nail off on her big toe.
It bled a lot so she sat with her feet over the tub and I ran it under water and applied pressure until it stopped. I put an antibiotic ointment on it. She didn't want a bandade but insisted on a sock. Today I checked it and it seems to be OK, no swelling, no bleeding, just very red in the bed. I cleaned it with witch hazel and she is wearing a sock.
Should I be doing anything else besides watching it and cleaning it every day? I will make a trip to the doctor if necessary, but I don't want to if not necessary because it will just traumatize her even more....she was hysterical when it happened and panics whenever I want to look at it.