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A 29-year-old female asked:

I have this spot on my toe. i thought it was a mosquitto bc it itched bad w no color. now its dark red almost purple. not a blister. above nail bed.

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Does your dog bite ?: It still could be a bite of some sort. You are seeing a localized inflammatory reaction to a foreign protein possibly being introduced to your toe. There is dilation of the blood vessels and possible sub-dermal bleeding. Warm compresses may speed the resolution of the condition. If there is no improvement soon then it would be best to see your doctor.
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