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Old 08-29-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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Toenail separating from Nail Bed.

The nail on my big toe has separated from the nail bed. I don't think there is a fungus there, but I did drop something heavy on it 3 or so years ago. The nail will grow, although won't attach to the nail bed, and it will get a little discolored underneath due to there being a gap. As the nail grows, it becomes weak because, of course, there is nothing for it to adhere to. I have cut it down three times, and three times when it grows back it does not adhere to the nail bed. This time I have cut it down as far as possible which is very close to the cuticle. My questions is, will this nail ever grow back normally? What can I do to make this work? Should I be seeing a dermatologist? I am now using tea tree oil and an anti fungal cream, although I don't think there is a fungus.

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Old 08-29-2009, 02:54 PM   #2
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Re: Toenail separating from Nail Bed.

It might be worth a test to find out if there is a fungus. Most come about after an injury and none are the exact same.

I had the SAME thing. Swear up and down IT IS A FUNGUS. Had it checked by podiatrist who did scraping under nail. NEGATIVE. Nail would kind of grow back, you could peel it away from other nail underneath. Etc. For over a year! It looked awful

I bought some OTC fungus stuff and have been doing this for two years. It looks amazing. I still say it was a fungus caused by dropping heavy item on it.

Good luck!!

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