Re: big toenail coming off
Toenails grow slower than fingernails and can take from 6-12 months to totally replace itself from root to free edge. The nail has separated at the cuticle since that is where you dropped the soda and damaged the nail. Since you 'hurt' the matrix (where the nail plate cells are born), it will take a while before it begins to produce new cells. When it does, they may be damaged, but as they heal, the nail will return to normal. 2 months is not enough time for it to begin to grow normally. In the meantime, keep it clean and dry and apply a drop or two of peroxide to it daily for the first several weeks to kill any infection (bacteria) that may be present and to prevent bacteria from entering the site.