burnt finger

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I burnt my finger with a pressure cooker on the 1 november. My finger was a little white on the skin under the nail and red. There was a blister after, under the blister when it cracked the skin was pink. The skin on the down part of the nail fell 3 days after the burning. I put some product for healing with a dressing, in 10 days the skin was quite healed but no skin on the down part of the nail.

I continued to put some healing product on the finger with a dressing. Now it is 2 month after and the down part of the nail is not covered by the skin. What can I do to regain the 2 mm of skin that protects the nail? It seems that it doesn't evolve. image

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    Two or three millimeters of my proximal nail fold fell away after my burn. When I put a sticking plaster during two months, I did not pull in the direction away from my finger. I just wrapped around the finger. I didn't know, I do it now. I don't know if it's too late.

    I found that there is a technic called “Nail Bed Taping for Burns Recovery” :

    Hold two ends of tape and pull in the direction away from your finger to create slight tension and secure tape on the back of your finger (ensure that you do not overlap on the back of your finger, as this may cut off your circulation).

    Is it better to use Waterproof adhesive plasters?

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    After 8 months with 4 months without a plaster on my burnt finger. The finger lost 1mm of skin on the proximal nail fold, and the skin seems to have recovered.image

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