Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed?

After a recent hiking trip my big toe was swollen and darkening. I drained blood and liquid by poking the skin between the nail and the toe (called the "quick"?), and that relieved the pain. But after a couple weeks, that "quick" is gone. The nail is still solidly on the toe, but seems...... show more After a recent hiking trip my big toe was swollen and darkening. I drained blood and liquid by poking the skin between the nail and the toe (called the "quick"?), and that relieved the pain. But after a couple weeks, that "quick" is gone. The nail is still solidly on the toe, but seems... Lifted. I wonder how I can protect the nail bed, will the "quick" grow back? Will the nail have to come off?

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