Can A Loose Nail Grow Back?

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Hello doctor .. I want to ask .. can loose nails grow back? The problem is that the nail that is about to come off lies on my broken finger and the joint has broken off, thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Teddy,


Nails can come off when there is an injury or diseases such as fungal infections and fungal infections. In general, loose nails, whether they come off on their own or because of a doctor's removal of the nail, can grow back as long as there are no problems with the nail matrix or the base bone where the nail grew.


Nail growth after removal can vary in duration depending on the condition of each individual, usually around 3-6 months and in some cases up to 1 year. However, if there is damage to the matrix of the nail bed, then nail growth can be disturbed, can look uneven and look brittle.


In your case, it is necessary to ascertain which segment of the finger has fractured and which joint is problematic. Is there an amputation? To confirm your condition, I suggest that you consult again with the doctor who is treating you at this time. It is a good idea to protect the wound area and eat foods rich in protein and calcium to help promote healing.


The following articles are related to the topic of your question:


Nail disease


Thank you and hope it helps,


dr. Devika Y

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