Re: Smashed toe and nail fell off
Nothing else was removed but the nail. The nail took a while to fall off but it eventually did once the new nail started growing in. But the cuticle for the new nail never grew. Don't I kinda need that? I read that it keeps bacteria from going behind your nail and in the skin. Why would it not grow back?
And the nail plate is growing back fine, it's the nail bed that's not growing back as fast. It's growing back slowly, but VERY slowly. When I cut the nail, I notice the nail bed has gotten a little longer each time I cut it.
I've never heard of something taking so long to grow back in my life. Amputees have grown back limbs faster than I've grown back a simple nail.
Last edited by dsaewq; 02-10-2008 at 10:17 PM.