Has anyone done this before?
I did it yesterday at work, half the nail has ripped off, but it was still partially attached, so I stuck it down and put a bandaid over it.
Today I went to the chemist and bought some proper bandaids and some antiseptic which I have using to bath it with.
I have changed my dressing once today.
The part that was severed is turning white. The nail is white and the rest of the nail - the nail that is okay, is the normal color. I have no idea what it means when the nail goes white - is it dying?
I can't pull the nail off and I don't want to because it hurts like a bitch.
I am not happy with a simple bandaid so tomorrow I will get some decent gauze bandage to use, but since I can't find much on the net about how to care for a torn thumbnail (comes up stuff related to pictures and avatars) and I don't know why it is turning white, I was thinking someone here might know?