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why is my big toe swollen and itchy

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Could be: Where you stung? It could also be the beginning of athletes foot fungus, or a bacterial infection if the toenail is ingrown.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Many insect bites can cause these symptoms.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
24 years experience Podiatry
Antifungal cream: It could be a fungal infection. You could try an otc antifungal cream. However, if your toe is red and swollen, it could be a bacterial infection an ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
See a foot doc: You could have an infection which developed from athletes foot. There are other possibilities as well which is why an exam is prudent, .
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Could be..: If the toes are next to each other this maybe the start of an infection/cellulitis. Athlete's foot (fungal infection) can present this way as well. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
22 years experience Podiatry
Many reasons : could be fungal infection. Could be increase blood supply. Could be decreased blood supply. Could be nerve irritation. You need to see a foot doctor
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Ice and a topical: Antifungal but if no improvement see a foot doc. I would make sure your sneakers are the correct size as well.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
22 years experience Podiatry
Sprain/fracture/infe: This could be several pathologies. One a toe sprain from hyperflexion or extension(turf toe). Another could be a fracture. As long as the toe is not d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: This issue now is are you under the care of a doctor..If not get one.....
A female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Swelling of concern: Female, age unstated says, My right foot has swollen on the bottom and is itchy, I have had it for over a day? Did one work outdoors in the garden, on ... Read More

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