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Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
????: More info would certainly be helpful. New pair of shoes? Bump it and possibly broken?

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: It's usually injury, infection, or inflammation.
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
14 years experience Podiatry
Pinky toe: Your pinky toe can become swollen and red from many different reasons. An ingrown toenail with an infection can cause this and also trauma to the toe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amram Dahukey
41 years experience Podiatry
injury: Did you injure it, do you have ingrown toenail, see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Paronychia?: Sounds infected. Source may have been the injured border of the nail. May need antibiotics. Hard to say from here, but if this is progressing rather ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Swollen toe: There are a number of possibilities for a swollen toe: gout, arthritis, ingrown toe nail, fungal infection, bacterial infection and trauma. See your l ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
27 years experience Podiatry
Soften: If it is a corn, then soaking your foot in warm water for 10 min or so should soften it so you can file it off. If not then see a podiatrist. Could be ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
It could be: fractured or infected. If there was even the slightest break in the skin, it's possible that bacteria on the surface of the skin is now causing an in ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jason Rubin
9 years experience Podiatry
Could be anything: It really could be anything ranging from an injury to a soft tissue or bony growth, a callous or even a foreign body. Without a proper physical examin ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
You go to doctor now: You get going to the doctor you sound like you have an infection that is spreading. Bad news! Get going now

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