What to Do about a Lost Nail?
June 20, 2011 5:58 AM Subscribe
Well, three months after crushing a finger in a car door, the bone seems to have healed nicely, but my nail has just fallen off.
posted by GenjiandProust to Health & Fitness (15 answers total)
I have a little nail covering about a third of the normal nail space, which has been pushing the old nail out. The old nail came off without any particular pain (although the finger is now a bit sensitive) -- this is pretty much the natural process, as I understand it. It's my little finger on my dominant hand, although I doubt that has any bearing on answers.
My question is: Outside of what I have been doing (daily wipes with alcohol, wearing a latex glove while using cleaners or getting my hands dirty, wearing a bandage when I am at work to keep the grime off), is there any specific care I should be taking? Obviously, you are not my medical personnel of any sort; what has worked for you?