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why is my big toe swollen and red along nail

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Paronychia: An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia (pear-ah-nik-ee-ah). It is the most common hand infectio ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Infection: See a podiatrist. You may need a part of the toenail removed to allow for proper drainage. Sometimes, an oral antibiotic may be necessary as well.

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Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
A game of Squish....: It certainly sounds like some sort of inflammatory process going on. It could be secondary to a variety of causes. Gout, infection, paronychia and cel ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
?: Did you recieve treatment and counseling on how to prevent future issues? Would do as doc suggests.
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Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
probable infection: I agree that it sounds like an infection from an ingrown toenail. Warm soaks and an oral antibiotic antibiotic are needed.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Broken?: If it is very painful it may be a subungual hematoma. This is blood trapped under the nail under pressure. If this is your problem the nail has to b ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Ingrown toenail?: Hi. I can't say without seeing it, and I'm not a podiatrist, but it sure sounds like an ingrown toenail to me. You could see your doc for an assessmen ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Parodi
16 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown toenail: when toenails are trimmed too short they can impale the flesh as they grow forward causing pain, redness, drainage. Trimming the offending border out ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Have it checked...: Well everything up to the point where the ankle is very swollen could be consistent with smashing of a big toe. The ankle swelling could be a problem, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably: Please see your dermatologist for treatment. This is probably psoriasis.
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Contusion: You have caused a contusion to your toe and toenail. i expect the toenail will come off and a new one will grow. All ias well. THE QUESTION IS WHY ARE ... Read More
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