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Old 03-23-2008, 01:00 AM   #1
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So back in September while training stickfighting in the park I got hit on the foot with a Kali stick. My toe was okay but my toenail was pretty bruised up, which I didn't notice right away due to my dark purple toenail polish. Anyway, I later realized that most of the toenail was completely dead. It never fell off and just slowly grew back, and I would just clip off the dead black stuff as it grew out.

Anyway, so I went to SBGi and although I diligently taped my toe before rolling in each class eventually my nail cracked and split off. I just kept taping it but am trying to figure out how to treat a toe with no toenail. I thought of putting a fake toenail on it but am worried about it getting infected. How do I a) protect it and b) keep it uninfected and clean? I'll be training again Monday.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:27 AM   #2
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I lost my toenail last year same way. I never wrapped it after it fell off just washed it really good afterwards. it took 6 months to grow back.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:42 AM   #3
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Yeah - I've had mine knocked off - I didn't do anything. Without a nail, your insides really aren't any more exposed than with one, so the infection risk shouldn't be that significant. That said, grappling mats are notoriously gross, so I'd just take some extra time to wash it with anti-bacterial soap after you roll. And like Derek said, it takes forever to grow back.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:19 PM   #4
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They have this stuff called "new skin" that works good on cuts and stuff to keep them clean and what not. I think it is crazy glue with an anti boitic in it. It goes on with the brush. Stings a little, but it might be what you want to cover the toe. It wears off over time. It has worked good for me maybe it will for you.
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Thanks, I'll look for it.

My toe got kinda cut up and bled quite a bit when the nail finally fell off and feels a bit raw/tender so I'm gonna at least tape it up.
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Several "coats" of NewSkin plus athletic tape over it and you should be good to go--that's what I do for opened blisters on my hands and I don't lose any ground...
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:18 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=Joe Hart;28358 Stings a little, but it might be what you want to cover the toe. [/QUOTE]

LOL , for me that is a vast underestimate of the intensity!!
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Several "coats" of NewSkin plus athletic tape over it and you should be good to go--that's what I do for opened blisters on my hands and I don't lose any ground...
Cool, where can I find it?
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Cool, where can I find it?
regular drug store should have it but i warn you it may not be cool!!
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regular drug store should have it but i warn you it may not be cool!!
I couldn't find any at Walgreens.
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