What do you do if you rip off your big toe nail?

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#1 Posted by Squeets (8185 posts) -

I kicked something, toe nail is completely ripped off (not hanging or loose, completely ripped off toe)... It isn't bleeding anymore, but it is still bloodied and still very fresh... Hurts to touch.

What do I do now?  I have no peroxide or anything...

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#2 Posted by Perfect_Blue (29948 posts) -

Put some salt on it.

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#3 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12605 posts) -

Limp.

Wash with soap and water and wrap it in gauze. I had a ton of dog food run over my toe on a pallet jack (yes, 2000 pounds) and lost the big toe nail on my right foot. I didn't know I was gonna need steel toed boots for that job. 

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#4 Posted by Judas_ (319 posts) -
Super glue it back like a real man...............
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#5 Posted by Dogswithguns (11359 posts) -
My big toe nail fell off too.. first it turned black from wearing tight steal toe boots, took a month before it fell off but I had to clip it off slowly, looks like new nail growing back under. right now I feel like having no big toe nail while walking.
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#6 Posted by GamingVengeance (1874 posts) -
this situation is exactly why iv trained myself to be able to grow my nails on command
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#7 Posted by AbstractRadical (632 posts) -
Chop my toe off.:|
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#8 Posted by LJS9502_basic (161981 posts) -
It'll grow back....
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#9 Posted by Squeets (8185 posts) -

It'll grow back....LJS9502_basic

Yeah I am asking about in the now... While it is still bloody, painful, extremely tender, etc...

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#10 Posted by LJS9502_basic (161981 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]It'll grow back....Squeets

Yeah I am asking about in the now... While it is still bloody, painful, extremely tender, etc...

Ice?
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#11 Posted by jimkabrhel (15625 posts) -

Keep it bandaged(gauzed) when you have shoes and socks on, then wash it and let it out in the air when you can. Keep it as clean as possible as the nail grows back in.

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#12 Posted by megam (457 posts) -
You could probably skip dealing with the tender toe-nail as it regrows by just having your big toe amputated. Cauterize the would and you'll be on your merry way without having to worry about waiting for the toe nail to regrow.
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#13 Posted by GrannyGoat (1192 posts) -

you gonna die

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#14 Posted by The_Lipscomb (2603 posts) -

That sucks. Wear sandals for now.

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#15 Posted by govermentcheese (740 posts) -

You come to a gaming forum to find out about a big toe .. This  seems like a troll thread. And did you learn not to kick thing that are solid.Again why come to a gamming sitre to get help

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#16 Posted by rocinante_ (1772 posts) -

aloe vera and duct tape

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#17 Posted by govermentcheese (740 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HgJHCG9zOQ hope this helps

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#18 Posted by mAArdman (1612 posts) -

Glue it back on that lovely foot of yours. 

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#19 Posted by Krigen89 (3907 posts) -
Go to the pharmacy, and buy an antibiotic cream. Most popular brand here in Canada is polysporin... put that on it, than put a sterile bandage over it. Change it once a day, or when it's really dirty looking (bloody), for 3-4 days, until it's less tender.. then leave it alone. If you don'T put the cream, or don'T buy special dressing, it will get glued to the wound because of the blood and hurt like hell when you try to remove it. Best thing to do in that case is get the dressing wet. Wash with water and regular soap when you change the dressing. I'm a ER nurse, if that makes you trust my advice more.
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#20 Posted by Laihendi (5876 posts) -
Buy some peroxide. Put on a bandage.