(Closed) Anybody knowledgable about feet/toenails? (Semi gross/TMI… but I need help!)

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Given how many toenails I’ve lost to backpacking, I’d say there is a decent chance the nail will fall off (you could go to a podiatrist and see if they can hurry it along).  I wouldn’t stress about it until you are closer to the wedding.  Even if it does fall off, you may well be able to wear your shoes.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It might or might not fall off. In my experience with losing nails, it usually doesn’t take that long for mine to fall off. I did have to have a part of a toenail taken off once though (right down to the cuticle) and probably took almost a year for that peice to grow all the way back in. I think if it stays you should be able to cover it with nail polish. Even if it doesn’t cover all of the discoloration, it should be at least enough where people can’t tell from that far away.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My fiance went backpacking in the snow and the snowshoes he was wearing did a number on his second toes.  Same thing…purplish black nails, and we didn’t know what to expect.  He left them alone, and one day he was building something, kneeling on the floor and felt, what he thought, was one of his toenails ripping off.  Trepidaciously he checked it out and, sure enough, it had ripped off…BUT…what he wasn’t expecting to see was that a new nail had almost completely grown out underneath of it.  So, under your toenail that hasn’t changed at all (especially in 3-4 months!), you may have another nail growing out.  If you can bring yourself to do it, you might want to examine it closely and see if that’s the case.  Nails usually don’t stop growing altogether, so maybe that’s what’s going on?  FYI, the nail that had grown out was very ridged and uneven, and its taken some serious buffing to get it even again.  Good luck!  Hope this helps!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Asking your doctor would be your best bet.  They’ll know by looking at it if it’s going to fall off or not.

However, I wanted to add in that my grandmother had her big toe nails surgically removed years ago because of terrible infections that wouldn’t go away, and it’s hardly noticable.  No one will notice your toes unless they’re REALLY curious about them…which would be kind of weird in itself…  Haha  πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I believe that you can have an artificial nail placed on  My co-worker has a fake one placed on her large toe frequently.  If it does fall off, no one would even know.  It is an option if it does fall off and you do not like the look of your feet in your shoes.

I hope this helps.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If it does not fall off the only temporary cover up is to put on a acrylic toe nail over it and put on your nail polish.  Then take it off a few days later by soaking in acetone…I have done this before and if you go to the right place it can look very natural and undetectable…here is a example below. I plan to put them on for my wedding because my natural toe nails are not as nice a clear wit tips.

 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@pat291:If you do go the fake toenails route its a good idea to have them removed shortly afterwards.  I had a friend that used to do acrylics on one of her toes and ended up with a really bad fungus from it.  πŸ™

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

it may fall off…and if it does, don’t worry…one of my friends big toenail fell off and she went and they put on a acrylic one…you really couldn’t even tell!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

Hah, after my best friend asked me to help her ‘drain’ her infected toenail last year, I was expecting something a lot grosser than what you described. πŸ™‚

I think the acrylic suggestions are great ones!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been in your shoes! You can get an acrylic nail put on..I had to do it! A few years ago I used to play soccer and my poor big toe nail got stomped on A LOT.  It bruised, just like yours is..and it eventually fell off.  By the time it falls off the skin underneath the nail will be a little hard/tough, which is good because then you will be able to get the fake/acrylic put on it..it will last you for at least a week. Don’t worry, NO one will notice =)

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