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    Nov 6, 2011, 02:59 AM
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    OK I had a toenail injury a few months back while playing soccer. Basically my toe was bruised and tender and the blood underneath became black. Now my black toenail is falling off and a new toe is growing underneath. However the left tip of my old toe is still alive and connected to the toe while the rest is dead and so I cannot peel the nail off. However there is a putrid smell coming from the dead blood that has been under my toe for a few months and I'm worried it will spread infection if I don't remove the dead toenail. What do I do?
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    Nov 6, 2011, 03:11 AM
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    ok i had a toenail injury a few months back while playing soccer. basically my toe was bruised and tender and the blood underneath became black. now my black toenail is falling off and a new toe is growing underneath. however the left tip of my old toe is still alive and connected to the toe while the rest is dead and so i cannot peel the nail off. however there is a putrid smell coming from the dead blood that has been under my toe for a few months and I'm worried it will spread infection if i don't remove the dead toenail. what do i do?
    I hope you mean the toenail only here, because you make it sound like the whole toe is falling off! If only toenail is concerned, and if there is a bad smell that means infection. You will have to have old toenail taken off surgically and old blood cleaned out. Not a Big deal, they freeze the toe first. Get yourself to doctor ASAP.

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