A 19-year-old member asked:
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hi dr i have a toe that is a little swollin and causes pain when its touched. i believe it might be a ingrown toe nail or blister.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could be: It certainly could be an ingrown toe nail, which would cause your toe to be red, swollen, and painful. I would not hesitate to be seen and treated.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Little-toe much pain: Ingrown little toenails don't seem to all that common. More than likely a cellulitis secondary to unappreciated skin trauma. If it persists much longer, you will need to see a specialist for treatment and resolution.
Answered on Mar 26, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See your friendly: neighborhood podiatrist and they will fix you up….sounds like you made the diagnosis.
Answered on Sep 4, 2016

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Dr. Richard Taddeo
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Sounds like : An ingrown toenail even though you can't see it. Not much else could be in the area you described. Even the tiniest spicule can cause discomfort
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