It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Nail Problems Message Board

Nail Growth after infection

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-10-2006, 10:37 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 8
yridem HB User
Nail Growth after infection

My daughter had an infection that was caused by her nail biting, She developed an abcess that was drained and took antibiotics. But the nail lifted in the part where it attaches to the cuticle (this is where it was poked to be drained) Now that the infection has cleared and nail growing the part where it lifted looks like a raised bump. To me it looks like hard skin instead of nail growing. I did cut the nail after it started lifting because I figured it would grow back but instead this bump like thing is forming. I read somewhere about pterygium and wondering if this is what it is. I am also wondering about cortisone treatment as I also read that it could be scar tissue? Please help!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-10-2006, 06:28 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Rosenberg, TX.
Posts: 2,600
Marti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB User
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.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Nail partially detached from skin churchill411 Nail Problems 5 06-07-2007 07:23 PM
Toenail ripped off, concerns on new nail growth cheesegrits Nail Problems 5 05-01-2007 05:20 AM
Nail avulsion near lunula; odd skin growth - HELP! snowtigga Nail Problems 3 01-30-2007 12:18 AM
Toe..nail! Beekermlady Foot & Ankle Problems 0 07-08-2006 10:42 PM
Another person w/seperating nail prtebvr Nail Problems 38 05-12-2006 03:20 PM
My finger nail - with a drawn diagram faye_smith General Health 2 07-22-2005 02:32 PM
What Products help nail growth? Julie9506 Nail Problems 6 07-18-2005 05:47 AM
Fungal toe nail anton2 Nail Problems 28 04-05-2005 11:06 PM
How to reattach nail to nail bed? hbvl Nail Problems 1 04-02-2005 10:58 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:06 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!