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A 28-year-old female asked:

Stubbed my baby toe. it is now swollen and very bruised. should i go to a hospital for treatment or can i treat the toe at home?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Your choice: This could be a simple bone or tissue bruise or as much as a broken toe. They seldom do anything more than comfort care for either, although would add the expense of an x-ray if you went to the charges from the hospital & doc. If it interferes with you ability to work/function,go in. If not you could go later if it ever did. You might just put on a cool compress & keep the foot elevated.
Last updated Feb 7, 2020

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