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Diving with a missing toenail?

Discussion in 'Special Needs' started by hendenburg2, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. hendenburg2

    hendenburg2 Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Diego
    So, I lost a toenail a few months back (thanks to some a-hole who slammed a pool gate without looking). The whole nail fell out and hasn't started to come back in. The thing is I have a use-it-or-lose-it dive trip coming up, and I want to know what precautions or care instructions I should take to protect the exposed nail bed.
  2. lowflyer

    lowflyer Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: SW
    Happened to me once. I just put some cotton over the nail bed with a waterproof tape to hold it on. You could also just see if the boot will give enough protection. Nail beds are sensitive; so if it doesn't hurt you are not likely doing any damage.

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