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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mia | 2007/04/16

Q.

loose fingernail?

My baby hurt his finger in a door some time ago (creche). At the time I didn't notice anything funny, but now it looks like the nail may be loose. It's completely white, instead of the pink colour, and the one corner looks like it's loosening. Will it fall off by itself, or is there anything I should do? If it falls off, does it grow back normally again?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The nail will probably separate and fall off and will regrow normally again.

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