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my toe is bruised and swollen

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Painful? Injury?: Tender? Most often an injury preceeds a fracture. Don't know your history. If injured - will require an x-ray to determine if there is a fracture.

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
22 years experience Podiatry
Ice: Ice the area 20 minutes on then 20 minutes off for the next 2 days.
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
If it's more than 48: Hours after an injury and you see no improvement in the pain or swelling, it's time to have an x-ray to see if it's broken.
A 88-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience Podiatry
Many reasons possibl: A bruised swollen toe can occur due to an injury such as a contusion or a fracture. Infection can also cause swelling and a bruised feeling, commonly ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Tinea Pedis...: Or athletes foot is most likely. Keep the feet dry and out of shoes as much as you can and apply an otc anti fungal for 4 weeks. If it gets worse, see ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
You may have fractur: You could have fractured the toe? Gone on for a while. You may consider seeing your doctor. Will not change course of treatment but you will know the ... Read More
A 14-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Definitely sounds like she had sufficient mechanism to cause a fracture. While there is often not a lot we do for a fractured toe, she should probabl ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dercy Aranador
51 years experience Internal Medicine
You may have gout.: This is the area that is typically affected by gout. Your doctor can take your uric acid level to start with.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
19 years experience Podiatry
Lots of things: You need a good work up to see what the problem is. Its not normal to have severe pain or swelling so see a foot specialist ASAP. You don't want to c ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Exam needed: In order to make an accurate determination of whether or not your toe is broken you need to be examined at a medical clinic at which time X-rays may b ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Ice it: Wrap it not too tight with Coban one inch available at store. Don't cut your blood flow off doing this. Wear a surgical shoe. I would huh suggest an ... Read More

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