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    Old 10-02-2014, 05:17 AM   #1
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    Exposed Nail Bed

    After dropping a cooling rack on my foot in August, I developed an infection under my third toe nail. Doctor removed a sliver to relieve pressure and had me soaking in Betadine twice a day and keeping a bandage on it. I did this for 3 weeks. The rest of the nail turned white and hard like cement and then fell off about two weeks ago. My question is, what should my exposed nail bed look like. It is rough, dry, uneven and white, almost as if there is dead nail residue left behind. I see the new tiny half moon growing in from under my cuticle at the top and it appears to look normal, but too soon to tell since it is so small.

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    Old 10-02-2014, 07:20 AM   #2
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    Your nail bed sounds normal, and unless it is painful, you need not do anything but wait patiently for the nail to grow back in. It will take almost 6 months for it to grow back, as toe nails grow slowly. At least sandal weather is about over and you can keep it covered for the winter!

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