Indian Orchard, MA
A 17-year-old female asked:
my big toe on my right foot got bruised a year ago and ever since, the left side has been puffy and red. every so often, it hurts and gets puss. what should i do?
5 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 23 years experience
Possibly ingrown: Based on your description, it is plausible that when you bruised the toe, it caused the toenail to become imbedded and what you see as puffy, red and with pus can actually an infected ingrown nail. See a podiatrist to have it checked and treated.
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Pediatrics 42 years experience
INGROWN TOENAIL: This is a chronic low grade infection with extra granulation tissue formation and pus inside. Soak ur foot in warm water in a bucket 30 min 1-2 times/day, put one tablespoonful epsom salt. Release the nail angle so that pus comes out. Remember, when you clip your nail, don't cut the corners, wear loose fitting shoes. See your podiatrist, you might need antibiotic and some surgical cleaning.
4878 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Podiatry 49 years experience
Ingrown toe nail : You toe nail is the dirtiest part of your foot and is probably infected need to seek professional help of a podiatrist.
4876 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Podiatry 27 years experience
Embedded nail: Sounds like an infected embedded nail margin. Start soaking in epsom salt and see your podiatrist asap ! happy feet ! -h-.
4870 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Podiatry 26 years experience
Ingrowing toenail: Go see a podiatrist and have them get that piece out. You WILL feel better after
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A 34-year-old male asked:
I always get toe and arch cramps in my right foot, even while driving. What could be the root cause?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Cramps: Put the petal to the metal. The cramps will go away, possible your drivers license also, if you get caught. I reccomend an escort.
6058 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
Top of right foot toes hurts to the point that I feel someone is holding match to it?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 41 years experience
Nerve irritation: It sounds like you might have pressure on the nerve.
It needs to be checked out by a podiatrist.
5844 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Slippery Rock, PA
A 55-year-old female asked:
What possible reasons would my second toe on my right foot be numb, along with the side of my great toe? It has been this way for at least a week.
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 23 years experience
Nerve irritation: The key is finding out which nerve may be irritated. You can have a peripheral neuropathy or even an irritation from a nerve in your back (radiculopathy) even though you may not have pain in your back. The toes you describe can be associated with the L5 nerve in your back. See a board certified pain specialist for help.
5750 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 59-year-old female asked:
I dropped a full tin of paint on my right foot it kept me awake all night throbbing etc its now swollen and discoloured but i can move my toes ?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 36 years experience
Bruising & swelling?: Have an x-ray taken. Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when i see this, i always take an x-ray to see. The fact that you can move your toes does not mean it can't be broken. Too much depends on the site and extent of the break to recommend treatmnent options.
5426 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
My big toe on my right foot is always cold. Is there something wrong here?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: This problem can only be solved by seeing her doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, her doctor should be able to tell her what's wrong and what to do about it.
5368 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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