Safely regrow hallux nail after traumatic avulsion?
Please advise me about helping my big toenails regrow!
35-year-old healthy female.
Three months ago, bilateral traumatic great toenail avulsions.
Now, regrowing, but burrowing into distal nail beds.
Hot, very salty water soaks to decrease tissue swelling.
Using Japonesque-brand nippers to get under leading edge of nails, pull over tissue.
Clipping ingrowing shards.
Almost 24/7 coconut oil application (messy!)
I fear that the nails, which are regrowing strongly, will become ingrown. I have never had an ingrown nail. I have googled the problem and read about cotton bits and dental floss. The toenails are too tight for those.
Angling the tool under the nails and freeing them is painful and time-consuming but tolerable. I fear I am damaging the nail beds. I also fear I am not freeing the nails frequently enough.
2400 day(s) ago