After a nail separates from the nail bed for whatever reason, it will not reattach. A new nail will have to grow back in its place. Nails grow back slowly. It takes about 6 months for a fingernail and up to 18 months for a toenail to grow back.
How do you treat a lifted toenail?
Protect any exposed part of the nail bed for 7 to 10 days until this skin hardens and isn’t sensitive anymore. Coat the area with antibiotic ointment and top with a nonstick bandage. Change the bandage every day and whenever it gets wet. (If any part gets stuck, soak it under warm running water until it slips off.)
Will lifted nails grow back?
Once a nail detaches from a nail bed, it will not reattach. Instead, a new nail will grow back. This can take up to 18 months for a toenail, and about 6 months for a fingernail.
How long does it take for a lifted toenail to heal?
The wound should heal within a few weeks. If completely removed, fingernails may take 6 months to grow back. Toenails may take 12 to 18 months to grow back. Injured nails may look different when they grow back.
What do you do if your nail is detaching from the nail bed?
Trim off the detached part of a large tear, or leave the nail alone.
- Cover the nail with tape or an adhesive bandage until the nail has grown out enough to protect the finger or toe.
- If you trim off the detached nail, you will have less worry about the nail catching and tearing.
Can a new nail grow under a damaged nail?
After a nail separates from the nail bed for whatever reason, it will not reattach. A new nail will have to grow back in its place. Nails grow back slowly.
Why is my toenail lifting off my toe?
Nail lifting may also occur with underlying medical problems, including thyroid disease, pregnancy, some forms of infection, and rarely some forms of cancer. Other possible causes are injury to the nails, use of nail cosmetics, and aggressive manicures.
Does Kerasal make nail fall off?
Yes, it does. It made my crumbly nail fall off.
Should I cover an exposed nail bed?
It needs to be protected from injury for the first 7 to 10 days until it dries out and becomes hard. Keep it covered with a nonstick dressing or a bandage without adhesive. When a dressing is placed on an exposed nail bed, it may stick and be hard to remove if left in place more than 24 hours.
Why is my big toenail separating from the nail bed?
Separation of the nail from the nail bed, medically known as onycholysis, is a common condition that results in a white appearance of the affected part of the nail. Fingernail or toenail separation can have numerous causes but is typically related to trauma or a fungal infection of the nails.
How long do nail bed injuries take to heal?
If you lose your nail, it will take about 7 to 10 days for the nail bed to heal. A new fingernail will take about 4 to 6 months to grow to replace the lost nail. Toenails take about 12 months to grow back.
Can a damaged toenail bed be repaired?
Many injuries to your nail bed can be fully repaired. For example, your nail should return to normal after a subungual hematoma is drained. However, some severe injuries can lead to a deformed nail.
How do I treat toenail fungus after nail falls off?
If you do have a fungal infection, he may recommend oral or topical antifungal medications. He may also use FDA-approved laser therapy to kill the fungus and allow your nail to grow back, fungus-free. Over-the-counter antifungal treatments may work temporarily, but the infection usually recurs.