Is your big toenail falling off and now you are wondering why this is happening? Well, there are several reasons why you might be losing your toenail but there are two main reasons this happens for most people.
1. You have contracted toenail fungus.
Toenail fungus, also called Onychomycosis, can infect the nails via cuts, cracks, and other openings that allow easy entry. This organism thrives in damp, dark places and will sometimes spread from the nail and nail bed to other toes on your foot. Toenail fungus is highly contagious so it’s important to protect yourself from potential danger areas such as public shower floors, gym floors, etc. Use shower shoes or flip flops when exposed to such areas.
2. You have injured your nail.
One of the fastest ways to create a situation of your toenail falling off is to cause injury or trauma to your nail. This can happen from wearing shoes that don’t fit properly, by banging your toenail against the inside of your shoe during physical activities, or by walking around barefoot and accidentally hitting your toe against a piece of furniture or other hard surface.
The best way to avoid your toenail falling off is to protect your feet from the situations mentioned above. The good news is that in most cases, your nail will regrow after a few months. If you are losing your nail due to a fungal infection, there are several oil based toenail fungus treatment products that can help.