Re: Detached Fingernail
Have him soak it in cold water twice a day to help alleviate the pain. After soaking, dry it as best you can and then apply a drop of peroxide. The nail will not reattach, so he may want to have it cut off by the doctor, but get rid of the pain first. The new nail will not "fall off" as long as it is attached at the base. As the matrix produces new nail plate cells, it will push the 'bad' nail off, but this can take from 3-6 months depending on his genetics for nail growth.