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swelling around big toenail

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Keuer
Specializes in Dermatology
Nail trauma: These will slowly progress and fade as your nails grow out. They are likely related to trauma, as you suggest, as the changes are symmetrical.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Trauma?: It could be related to trauma? Hit toe when asleep maybe? If it persists have it checked by your pcp.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Surely: An x-ray would be needed to tell. Or you may have a contusion. You also want to make sure you do not get an infection from the nail ripping off and th ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Plotkin
42 years experience Podiatry
Yes: But you may want to make sure you are not developing an infection. Clean the wound very well with water or peroxide otc antibiotic cream and bandage- ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Ingrowing toenail in: You may have infected ingrowing toe nail and need to consult your doctor or a podiatrist.That may need to be treated with antibiotics and in office su ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
It : It could be an ingrown toenail or possibly, paronychia, which is a bacterial infection around the nail fold. I would recommend you see a podiatrist o ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You may have left: sharp sliver of nail and it is causing problems.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
There's more there.: Apparently, there was more damage to the toe than just the nail being torn off and a fracture. There may have been some soft tissue damage that has no ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Time for re-visit: This is a common initial management often done along with soaks. If he is worse take him back.
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Need exam: without photo documentation, your question cannot be answered here.Get to a clinic for a proper exam.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Any diabetic with : Foot pain warrants a in person exam as there is little room for misdiagnosis. You could have sesamoiditis, a stress fracture, tendonitis etc. Any poss ... Read More
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