That sounds really painful.
I would say that while home and shoeless it wouldn't really be necessary to cover the nail - just wash it and put on antibiotic ointment.
However, the area will be very sensitive and vulnerable and you might want to think up something to cushion it from further injury. What about some cotton held in place with some lightly wrapped gauze and then covered by a sock or two ? She might have to wear open toed shoes for a while if its very painful.
I hope she feel better soon
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
6mp * asacol 12/daily * rowasa pm * cortifoam am
Culturelle Probiotic - prilosec - metamucil capsules
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do. lifes been good to me so far. -joe walsh