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    Old 10-23-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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    Question Bad shoes caused trauma to my toenails

    I had to be in costume for a festival for 12 hours straight which included 5" platform heels. I was in so much pain I actually cried. I pushed down on my toenail to relieve the pain and clear liquid came flowing out from under my toenail. Scared the crap out of me. Now my nail has turned off-ish white in color, most of the severe pain has disappeared, & the clear fluid is still coming out, but not as much anymore.

    The only thing I've done so far is trying to push all the liquid out as much as I can without hurting my nail, then covering it with neosporine & a bandage. What else do I need to be doing???? I've read "soak in epsom salt", but I've also read "don't get them wet" & "keep them as dry as possible". OK, so which is the correct answer? PLEASE tell me what to do.


    Almost ALL of my shoes are open toe shoes....we don't have winter in Galveston TX, so I CAN'T have my 2 big toenail fall off!!!! I JUST CAN'T!!

     
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    Old 11-09-2012, 02:35 AM   #2
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    Re: Bad shoes caused trauma to my toenails

    hi i suggest you go see a doctor before it turns out to be an infection or worsen.

     
    Old 11-09-2012, 07:40 AM   #3
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    Re: Bad shoes caused trauma to my toenails

    Seeing a podiatrist would be a good idea. Sounds like you have infections.

     
    Old 11-09-2012, 07:54 AM   #4
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    Re: Bad shoes caused trauma to my toenails

    Quote:
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    Seeing a podiatrist would be a good idea. Sounds like you have infections.
    I did, said blisters under my nails. Once they went away nails felt better, but they're now hollow, only attached along the edges....feels so weird. Now I just have to be careful til they start to grow again. Decide if they still eventually fall out, yeah, totally super gluing it back on!!

    Thanks for your response!

     
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