Re: Nail Growth after infection
The 'bump' was caused by being "poked" to drain the fluid buildup. Whenever the nail bed sustains any kind of damage, it will respond by causing a bump on the surface of the nail plate. Also, where the nail was poked will cause it to separate from the nail bed. Keep it clean and dry and it will be fine. The bump should grow forward with the emerging nail plate and end up being pushed off the free edge. The new nail may grow in with a slight bump or depression as it grows over the damaged nail bed; however, when the nail bed heals, the nail plate will grow in with a normal shape. this can take anywhere from 3 months or more depending on her genetics and if you can keep her fingers out of her mouth. If she is a nail biter, you need to dedicate yourself to breaking her of the habit while she is young. If you do not, she will be a nail biter all her life.