Losing my big toe nails! (gross! lol)

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    Jul 19, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    So this past weekend I did a real hard 56 mile bike ride up the coast of Rhode Island. I bike a pretty good amount, but while climbing the hills, I felt the little tingle in my big toe nails and now, 5 days later, they are turning dark and they are sore as all heck. This has never happened before.

    They are going to fall off, aren’t they!? lol I have been soaking them in a water/peroxide mixture and keeping them dry and exposed to air as much as possible. I’m also using an anti-fungal cream for good measure. I have no athlete's foot or anything else but one site suggested the cream.

    Anyone ever lose a toe nail? Anyone ever save one? I am interested in your thoughts guys.
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    Jul 19, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    I just ate dinner!

    There arent enought evil LOLcats for this or you now ... icon_evil.gif
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    Jul 19, 2008 12:59 AM GMT
    POST PICS!
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    Jul 19, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    Pics! I need to know Caslon will hurl.
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    Jul 19, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidPics! I need to know Caslon will hurl.


    ah...I think he spits up hairballs ... icon_eek.gif ...icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 19, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    How about you schedule an appointment with a podiatristicon_eek.gif?

    Just a suggestion.
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    Jul 19, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    If they fall off wear them as a necklace.
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    Jul 19, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    Dude chill out. It'll grow back. I lost one this winter from a ski boot and it looks fine now.
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    Jul 19, 2008 2:10 AM GMT
    Caslon5000 said...hairballs

    I suspect it's probably LOLballs, right?
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    Jul 19, 2008 2:13 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidIf they fall off wear them as a necklace.


    earrings would be nice, too
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    Jul 19, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    Timberoo said
    RBY71 saidIf they fall off wear them as a necklace.


    earrings would be nice, too



    SICK!! icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 19, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    lol, you guys crack me up. I’m definitely chill about it but wanted outside input. I lost pinky toe nails after a 28 mile hike in November, it was amusing.

    I'll gladly post a pic, weak and weary beware (ahem, Caslon, lol), but I don’t know how to post a pic from my desktop? I can do it when it is on another website, is the process the same?
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    Jul 19, 2008 5:50 AM GMT
    original714 saidI'll gladly post a pic, weak and weary beware (ahem, Caslon, lol), but I don’t know how to post a pic from my desktop? I can do it when it is on another website, is the process the same?

    Use an image upload site like Photobucket. Just check out www.photobucket.com, make an account, and it's super easy from there.

    Though why I'm telling you this is beyond me. Gross toenail... not something I really wanna see right now.

  • Jul 19, 2008 10:35 AM GMT
    I lost a toenail after wearing a pair of bad fitting ski boots last winter. Like you I was concerned (it looked really bad / funky). My doctor took one look at it and said "it will just fall off and another one will replace it" sure enough it did.. but it took 4 months or so. In my case it looked a lot worse than it was.

    You may want to go to your doctor just to have them take a quick look to make sure that everything is OK.
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    Jul 19, 2008 4:25 PM GMT
    I lost my toe nail the last marathon I was training for. It is not a good looking process but don't worry, it will grow back.
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    Jul 19, 2008 5:34 PM GMT
    I lost my big toe nail when I accidently pulled a 2-drawer file cabinet into it. Of course, I wasn't wearing shoes. It wouldn't stop bleeding. So off to the doctor I went.

    I knew the damn thing was going to hurt. So I'm laying there on the chair in the doctor's office and he shoots the toe up with novacaine. I'm sitting there, grinding my teeth, eyes closed. Then the doctor's says that we're all done. The 'funny guy' got a big kick out of watching me squirm needlessly.

    Anyway, Original714, get your butt to a doctor. It will take a few months to grow back, but you'll live. Not giving it proper medical attention could prevent that.
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    Jul 19, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    original714 saidSo this past weekend I did a real hard 56 mile bike ride up the coast of Rhode Island. I bike a pretty good amount, but while climbing the hills, I felt the little tingle in my big toe nails and now, 5 days later, they are turning dark and they are sore as all heck. This has never happened before.

    They are going to fall off, aren’t they!? lol I have been soaking them in a water/peroxide mixture and keeping them dry and exposed to air as much as possible. I’m also using an anti-fungal cream for good measure. I have no athlete's foot or anything else but one site suggested the cream.

    Anyone ever lose a toe nail? Anyone ever save one? I am interested in your thoughts guys.



    Your toe, and possibly your whole foot could be next
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    Jul 20, 2008 1:05 AM GMT
    Your toenail may stay on but remain black if a small section of it is not damaged. The other nail will start growing underneath, until it's proud enough to break out on its own.

    Years ago this happened to me repeatedly because I was wearing shoes a 1/2 size small. Could never get the entire stupid thing to fall off, so I just painted all the rest of my nails black!
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    Aug 28, 2008 5:15 AM GMT
    original714 said

    Anyone ever lose a toe nail? Anyone ever save one? I am interested in your thoughts guys.


    Yes. But it will get really loose and wabbly, and like your kiddie-teeth you'll end up pulling it off, instead of it "falling off".

    ;^)

    Sorry.

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    Aug 28, 2008 5:29 AM GMT
    I lost one a couple weeks ago. It was the sad aftermath of running into the leg of a bar stool during and semiconscious nocturnal feeding frenzy. It feels very weird even as it is growing back.

    And no, I didn't save it. It came off in pieces.icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 28, 2008 5:51 AM GMT
    RBY71, you're right! It does feel weird growing back, I thought mine would grow in nice and smooth but it was scaly and bumpy at first.icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 28, 2008 5:53 AM GMT
    Yeah, it feels weirdest when I'm barefoot or wearing flip flops. It's sort of like a numbness, but not really. Could it be phantom-nail effect?icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 30, 2008 4:06 AM GMT
    SoccerGuy82 said
    muchmorethanmuscle saidYou've dropped dumbbells on your toes on four separate occasions?

    Man....



    Just one time was dumbbell and the other three was something else. 1. dumbbell, 2. accident hit the couch because my toe nail was long, 3. i used to walk a lot with my black shoes and burn my toe and it creaked open, 4. I was playing with my dad's long heavy digging bar and accident hit my toe.


    One time, a screen door slammed shut on my big toe and ripped the toenail half off... I finally cut it off all the way after a few hours of serious pain.

    The weird thing was the skin underneath... it got hard and actually transformed into a new toenail.