A 24-year-old female asked:
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48 hrs ago i developed severe toe pain with swelling & redness. it's still swollen & red, but not very painful. should i see a doctor? ddx?

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Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
1out of 3 ain't bad.: As with most conditions developing into a painful, swollen and red condition, knowing the proximal clinical history is necessary to determine the cause, problem and solution. The good thing is that at least the pain appears to be resolving. Give the toe a little more time to see if the redness and swelling also reduce. If things don't improve, then a foot specialist may be the next person to see.
Answered on Jul 5, 2018

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