Post # 1
I had a pedicure last month and when I took off the nail polish I noticed that the nail of my big toe was a light purple. I don’t recall bruising it at all. I recently went to the podiatrist and he prescibed Lamisil which is a fugal medicine. This morning as I was putting on my flip flops my toe got caught on rubber part causing my nail to come out of the cuticle. I started to scream!!! Luckily I was able to place it back in. I am worried that my nail will fall off for my July wedding. I have read that you can place an acrylic nail over it but I am wondering if I should have the nail removed prior to doing so or just place the acrylic nail over it? Also, will placing the acrylic damage my nail bed?
I know, its so gross =(. Please help!!!!
Post # 3
This sounds awful. 🙁 I am of no help but I am so sorry for your foot!
Post # 4
One time I had stubbed my big toe so hard it turned purple and half of it came off. It was horrifying and gross. I went to the salon and they looked at me like, no big deal, and put acrylic on it. It looked perfectly natural and helped the rest of my nail heal. Don’t panic! Just stop by the salon and they’ll figure it out!
Post # 5
I would check with a doctor before you do anything. You don’t want to get an infection and put a fake nail over that. It could be bad
Post # 6
Same thing happened to my pinky nail – I somehow managed to slice half of it off (OUCH!). I went to the salon and they put acrylic over it to keep it in place. Worked like a charm.
Post # 7
when the nail come out all you have to do is paint your skin just like you would if there was a nail on it! Nobody will be able to tell your nail is not really there, although you will have to pain it a fun color like pink or red or something like that
Post # 8
Ouch. I certainly would not go to that salon again, just in case that’s where you got the fungal infection… Make sure all instruments and hands are sterilized before they use it on your skin!
Post # 9
Pedicures are a huge cause of those infections, especially if the implements or foot baths aren’t cleaned properly. If it is an infection, covering it with an acrylic nail will only cause a moist dark breeding ground for the infection to get worse. You’ll have to wait for a non-diseased nail to grow back!
Post # 10
I’d worry about an infection with the acrylic plus acrylic doesn’t let in oxygen and like someone else said, creating the perfect environment for fungus and bacteria to grow. I would definitely check with your doctor before doing anything with anything fake. I had a finger nail fall off once and after about a week I don’t remember it hurting very much anymore. I’d talk to your doctor about any pain you feel with it and just tell him that you are getting married and will be walking down the aisle and dancing and walking all day and you are worried about it hurting. He may be able to rx something topical for your toe or suggest a very low dose of a pain medication so that you are not out of it for the wedding.
Post # 11
Also, since your nail is already infected, going to a nail place would put others at risk of getting the same infection from you – and you don’t want that!
Post # 12
I lost my small finger nail and it took about six to eight weeks before the pain subsided enough (and nail grew long enough) that they could put a acrylic nail on there. I can’t for the life of me see how if your entire nail was lost how they could put a fake nail on top (or how you would be able to endure the pain of them doing so).
At this point I would almost recommend losing the nail and letting it grow to be honest. Other than “taping” it on I don’t see what your options are if it has already come out of the cuticle and is basically just sitting there (flapping in the breeze so to speak). Like I said six to eight weeks you should have some significant growth so it should be fine by the wedding. I don’t see how else you can fix the issue with it as it is now.
Post # 13
I say check with your doctor. This may be a little weird but my mom doesn’t have nails on either of her big toes (she had them removed). She was told that they may or may not grow back and like 20 years later they haven’t. She has fake nails that she glues on with some sort of nail glue. Whenever she gets a pedicure, she has them paint up a bunch of the nails to match, and then she carries one or two extra plus some glue in her purse. They very rarely come undone, but then she is prepared in case they do. You can’t tel that they are fake unless you’re up close. I’d rather let the nail come off then being afraid of it coming off. I know my mom had to wait a bit to let things heal, but it should be okay by your wedding
Post # 14
@cyn0979: If it is a fungal infection, do not put an acrylic nail over it. Those things THRIVE the more you cover them up. I reccomend Dr. G’s Clear Nail 2x a day and trying to keep that nail in place. It is eventually going to fall off (sorry to say) but the longer it’s in place, it provides a guide and shield for a new nail to grow in underneath.
This has happened to me a few times and it’s never fun, but the above stuff has always worked for me!
Post # 15
I had something similar happen and you know what the doctor gave me? Super glue. Yep, he handed me a little bottle of super glue. He said that the longer I could keep the nail on, the longer I would have to let me new nail growing in actually grow out some more.
My toenail did come off after awhile, but the super glue helped me get through vacation and the summer months!
Post # 16
I stubbed my toenail and it fell off a month later, it never grew back the same. It would grow in weird and then fall off again. This went on for years and I finally went to the doctor last year and she gave me a 90 day prescription. I was doubtful but it worked, I now have a completely normal looking big toe nail. I still cant believe it, I am so happy to have it haha. Maybe if you started taking that prescription right away it would help?? I don’t remember the name of it though….but I am sure there aren’t many 90 prescriptions you take to get your toenail to grow back.