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... Whenever a nail is removed and acid applied to the root, it can completely kill the root and no nail will ever grow again. Since it has been 5 months and you do not see any emergence of nail plate, I believe he killed the entire root. ... (1 replies)
... gripping th eunderlying tissue, you will not be able to treat it yourself. You should go see your podiatrist adn he can cut away the offending portion. If they kill the root, they would only have to kill it on just the offending portion and not the entire nail. ... (5 replies)
... Thank you very much for the reply, Marti. I will give it a couple more weeks and see if this problem persists, and if so I will check with the doctor or the podiatrist and see if they should "kill" the root of the matrix on the smaller right edge of the split permanently. I think they use phenol or something ? I remember a couple of years ago, when the left big (5 replies)

... unfortunately all it takes is getting it once.. not everyone gets them again though, so that's why they don't kill the root of that portion of the nail unless they have to. My brother wound up getting that surgery to remove the nail root last year for ingrown nails. ... (2 replies)
No toe now what?
Dec 1, 2011
... My understanding was that they kill the root to keep it from growing back. I have two small places where it tries to grow back, but they are tiny pieces, so I just clip them with clippers. ... (5 replies)
... You may want to soak the nail in very cold water to help with any pain, then follow with a drop of peroxide to help prevent or kill any bacteria that may be trapped around the nail unit. ... (1 replies)
... months to totally replace itself from root to free edge. The nail has separated at the cuticle since that is where you dropped the soda and damaged the nail. ... (5 replies)
... Tea tree oil is VERY drying to the skin and can be an irritant after a while. Since water is getting under the nail, it is apparent that it has separated from the nail bed, which is characteristic of nail fungus. Go back to your podiatrist and have him cut away the lifted portion of the nail plate - in other words, have him remove the nail plate, but NOT the nail root. ... (1 replies)
... Your nail will grow out. Toenails take forever to grow because the root is much deeper and further back than on your fingernails. Quit cutting so much! ... (42 replies)
... IT WILL GROW! The nail palte cells are born in the root or matrix. Just please be patient! It can take upwards of a full year or more to completely kill all the fungal spores. ... (42 replies)
... The nail plate is 'born' in the matrix or the root of the nail which lies deep under the skin just behind the cuticle and forward of the knuckle. ... (11 replies)
... d in the matrix with a split in the cell development. This would cause the nail plate to grow in as two separate portions. The doctor can 'kill' the portion of root on the smaller side of the split, leaving the 'good' side to grow normally. ... (5 replies)
... Did she rip the entire nail out at the root? If she only tore it loose from the nail bed, she needs to keep it clean and dry at ALL times. Soak the nail in peroxide to kill any bacteria that may be present (this will not feel good), and then keep it well lubricated with antibacterial ointment. She will probably want to wrap it with gauze to protect it until the pain goes... (3 replies)
... the doctor only plans to remove the portion of nail plate that has separated, then I suggest you go ahead and do it. I see no reason for him to remove the nail root and kill the nail entirely, so be sure to ask him exactly what his plans are when he says "remove". ... (1 replies)
... said he can't cut any of my nails right now since I've already cut out my ingrown toenails, but that I should never cut them out myself when they go down to the root like they have been. When it happens again, my doctor is going to cut them out, and that is good. ... (3 replies)
... You might try seeing a podiatrist who may attempt to 'freeze' the portion of nail root that is causing the problem. Repeated 'freezing' can kill the nail root in that area. I have heard of this procedure, but it isn't certain to work on everyone. ... (2 replies)

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