Stumped toe nail won't GROW!

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Stumped toe nail won't GROW!
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Tue, 04-22-2003 - 6:47am
Hey all,

When I was younger I stumped my big toe. The nail fell off, grew back really ackward looking and has not been the same since. I have been putting vitamin oil on it in hopes that it will grow. Only one side seems to be able to grow strong. The other side grew once when I had a nail tech put on a acrylic nail over it. However ended up tearing as it was really weak. I don't want to go with acrylic anymore because its quite obvious that its acrylic. Please help if you have any suggestions or solutions. Again. Thanks
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 04-22-2003 - 8:50am
Hi Quetpie,

As far as I know, once the matrix is damaged the new nail is likely to grow in looking a lot less than perfect. And if the matrix is destroyed, the nail will not grow.

I've put an acrylic nail on a big toe before and no one could tell it was acrylic. Maybe find another salon and see if you can find a tech who is better at applying an acrylic toenail?

Welcome to the board!

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 04-22-2003 - 10:40am
Along the same line as this goddess,

My hubby had a work-related injury and his right hand fingers were crushed. He lost all four finger nails in a matter of a month. What will happen if he has damaged the matrix to the point where a nail won't grow?

Is it going to be sensitive for the rest of his life?

Or will it kinda harden up?

Thanks goddess.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 04-22-2003 - 1:30pm
Hi Cori, that's a really good question. I don't really know how to answer that one. Without being a medical doctor and without seeing his fingernails, it's difficult to say. IF his nails do not grow back, yes, his fingers, where his nails once were will always be sensitive. But, he would need to go to a doctor to know the full extent of the injury. And IF he did/did not damage the matrix and his nail will grow back or not.

I wish I could give you more of an answer.

~goddess~

~goddess~
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Registered: 04-18-2003
Wed, 04-23-2003 - 7:18am


Thanks for your help. I will try another salon. The only strange thing about the acrylic nail is that for some reason I am able to grow a thin nail when I have the acrylic on.

As of right now I do have a nail but its a lot shorter than my other big toe nail. I probably will need to see a podiatrist, or maybe even a dermatologist about my plight. Again I thank you for your help
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 04-23-2003 - 8:12am
You're very welcome - come back and let us know how you do with another salon....I know it can be done to look very natural! Hurry back!