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November 04, 2006



I did something similar to the nail on one of my middle fingers many many many moons ago, though I ended up getting to go to kaiser and wait an interminable wait, they used a small drill of some type to do the deed, but yeah, same effect.

though a bit later, the nail did end up falling off and eventually regrowing.

good luck!!


yeah. the doctor told me that they use a drill in an emergency room, but a red hot paperclip end works just as well. I used a hot straightpin to do my own surgery at home. The jury is still out on whether it's going to fall off.


hmmm...I don't remember needing to heat whatever it was I used to repoke it later to drain the fluid on my own.....but...it's good to know, heated paperclip....

good to know incase I'm caught somewhere remote and need to do the same.

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