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A 27-year-old female asked:

One of my big toes is red and swollen on one side. when i got a pedacure it hurt really bad. when things touch that spot it's really sore.?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Probable infection: Sometimes an oral antibiotic alone can solve the problem, other times a podiatrist may need to remove a sliver of nail. You can try soaking in warm water and epsom salt and applying a topical antibiotic , if no improvement see a foot doctor.
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Podiatry 26 years experience
Ingrown toenail : Most probably. The pedicurist probably left a small piece in there. It causes inflammation and infection. Get it checked by a podiatrist before it gets worse

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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