United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 18-year-old female asked:
i have a very sore little toe on my left foot. its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. i am unsure as to what it is?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 22 years experience
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 displaced a buddy splint will be fine. Lastly a soft tissue infection with a possible athletes foot skin disease. Hope this helps answer your question.
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Podiatry 36 years experience
Infection : A toe that is red and swollen is concerning for infection. This can happen when an athlete's foot infection between the toes causes an open wound which then gets infected with bacteria. Have it checked by a podiatrist promptly.
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Podiatry 35 years experience
Sore toe: You need to see your podiatrist as this sounds like infection. Don't delay - you will be glad you made an appointment ! good luck.
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Wound care 36 years experience
Not sure: this is not normal though. pain and swelling are generally signs of trauma or infection. see a doctor.
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