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I don’t know what to do. Her hand got caught in a door, no lasting damage but today (a week and a day later), the nail came off. Does anyone know what I can do to take care of her finger so it grows back nicely?

Posted by regine_kong, 14th September 2015

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  • Glad it was coming back!

  • oh glad to see that it is all good now. probably full grown now

  • Thanks everyone, it started growing back but doesn’t seem to bug her too much

  • Hope all is good now.

  • The nail will grow back itself. I’d try not to cover it, but if you need to perhaps just a bandaid for now.

  • My daughter did the same thing when she was about 2. The nail just regrew perfectly without any intervention from us.

  • Thank you ladies. It happened at daycare n they told us when we went to pick her up. She took the nail off herself when it was starting to bug her n i was freaking out. A tad calmer thanks to you :)

  • Ouch! Poor little darling. When it starts to grow back, sometimes it can be a bit jagged and get caught on things. I use a bandaid for this phase. Until it’s all grown back, nice and smooth. Wouldn’t want it to rip off again

  • If there is any inflammation you may need to see the Dr, but generally the nail will grow through normally in a few weeks.

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