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  • No. If any nail is removed correctly, the base of the nail removed, they do not regrow. Another very common nail problem is ingrowing toenails which are excruciatingly painful and really difficult to deal with. At one time the whole nail would be removed but now it is possible to have the side of the nail removed, leaving the bulk of the nail intact.
    If left, the nail can curl around and grow into the ball of the toe, piercing the skin on the underside. Obviously, that can then lead to infection.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,000
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • I can remember, on a hospital visit to a family member, seeing an elderly gentleman in the next bed to my friend, with toenails so long they had all curled over and were digging into the underside of each toe. Poor thing. 
    It really freaked me out. Never seen anything like it.
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