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painful bump on side of toe

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Soaks (may need doc): An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia. Care at home includes warm soaks in a mixture of 50% wa ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Bump: On toe could be start of ingrown nail or even infection. Other possibilities too.
A male asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
10 years experience Podiatry
Great toe?: If red bump is on the side of your big toe joint, you may be having a gout attack. It can be relieved with warm soaks and antiinflammatories. You can ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: It sounds like you may have a corn or wart.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
This may be: An infected ingrown toenail. Without seeing, that is an educated guess. I would recommend you seea foot doctor, dermatologist or your PCP to at least ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
WHERE'S COMING FROM?: Is the pus coming from the nail border, or is it on the side of the toe, away from the nail? Either way, pus should be evaluated and drained. You eith ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Doan
25 years experience Podiatry
Callous/ cyst: If skin is hardened maybe a callous due to sheer pressure. Use otc products or inserts to off weight. If it is fluctuant, maybe a cyst . If hard, the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Try simple first.: I am not clear as to which knuckle you are describing. It is either the joint in the big toe itself or the joint where the big toe meets the main body ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible 'corn': You need to place a barrier between this area and pressure on your shoe. There are several type of over the counter bandages (Dr. Scholls being commo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
42 years experience Podiatry
Which Foot?: "Three small bumps on the right side of my foot." Hang on…Last time I looked - unless someone has one foot - there's a right side and left side to eac ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See orthopedist: You may have fractured it. In any case, you need to see an orthopedist today. The foot needs to be examined and Xrayed

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