A 30-year-old member asked:
Why is my big toe swollen and red along nail?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisheranswered
Dermatology 34 years experience
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 infection and, if left untreated, can progress to a more severe infection of the entire finger or toe. Paronychia can be caused by bacteria, candida and fungal infections. See your doctor for treatment.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kassanswered
Podiatry 30 years experience
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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A 29-year-old member asked:
What caused my big toe swollen and red?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Obermananswered
Podiatry 33 years experience
Possibilities: Gout, infection, trauma are most likely ones. Was there any break in skin or injury? If not, may be gout. See podiatrist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2019
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