RIP toenail. Now what?
October 2, 2012 2:04 PM Subscribe
Gross/TMI: Dropped a shelf on my big toe. Now the toenail is falling off. Is this something I have to go to the doctor for? Anything else I ought to do?
posted by Lutoslawski to health & fitness (31 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
More than a month ago, I dropped a shelf on my big toe while trying to move it by myself. It hurt. My toe bled, but after a day or two it felt pretty much fine. I didn't think too much of it. It was swollen the first day, and I kept ice on it and stayed off of it.
My nail seemed a little dead, but I didn't think too much of it. Then, just this week, it started to come off and I realized it is Totally Dead. It is now attached only on one side of the toe, separated on the bottom and right sides.
Will it eventually just fall off the rest of the way? I admit I kind of want it to just fall off because it's annoying me. I'm assuming a new one will grow in? Should I go see my doctor? Anything else I should do?
Any other advice on dead toenails?