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3rd Toe Very Swollen Red And Throbs
Ingrown toe nails cut out 5 weeks ago. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) 7 days. Toes red, swollen throbbing. Now on clindamycin (3rd day) not better. Is it phenol acid burn?
No good for 5 weeks: For being five weeks down the road, you should not be dealing with pain, redness or weeping at this point. If you're soaking and applying ointments, stop. Bacteria like wet, weepy environments. Apply iodine and expose to open air and allow the drainage to occur. Do not cover. Consider seeing the podiatrist, if done by a podiatrist. Hard to know if just burn yet. Probably not. Dry site up. ...Read more
I have a toe that is red, inflamed and swollen around the nail and a throbbing pain in general. What could this be and should I call a podiatrist?
Yes: It sounds like you have an infection or an ingrown nail or both. ...Read more
Smallest toe is red, swollen, and throbbing. Has EDS and history of athletes foot. Doesn't seem like athletes foot no sore. What is most likely dx?
See PCP: Likely an injury or an infection. See your PCP. ...Read more
Tried to dig out hang nail on big toe, made deep puncture wound : (2 days later, swollen, red, pus, PAINFUL, radiates, throbbing, can't walk. Go to ER?
Dr??: Better to see a Dr if you can. ER otherwise. ...Read more
Go See Your Doctor!: Some part of the body that is tender, red and swollen is either infected, injured, metabolically compromised, or some combination of these. So think back, did you stub your toe and also get an abrasion on it then crush grapes in a septic tank all the while forgetting to take your insulin for the last month? Then you're in a world of trouble. More likely, though, is that you have an injury or infection. ...Read more
For about a year the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th toes on both feet are red, swollen, & tender. No injury or other skin issues. What could this be?
Possible: Arthropathy....See your local podiatrist for an eval. If indeed an arthropathy referral to rheumatologist would be prudent. ...Read more
DIP joint of big toe red and swollen, third time in 3 months, last for 2 weeks but doesn't heal 100% and keeps coming back, urid acid OK. Xray Ok?
Big toe pain: It could be caused by gout. With acute gout attack the uric acid may not be elevated but in the upper limits of normal. Also you only see changes in the X-Ray if it is chronic gout where there has been joint damage. Other possibility could be infection. Try changing your diet and cut down on your protein intake. This should usually resolve acute gout attacks. If it does not then see a doctor ...Read more
Be seen: Unless it is something simple, such as for example symptoms related to wearing ill fitting shoe wear, consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
What is wrong with the base of big toe. So much pain, redness, swollen, can't really walk on it and it keeps cracking and popping when I do walk on it?
Hallux Limitus: Hallux limitus is a painful arthritic condition of the big toe joint where the toe meets the foot. Cortisone injections, icing, antiinflammatories, and orthotics are very helpful. Ultimately you may need surgery to clean out the joint and decompress the joint for more motion. You may also be suffering from an acute gout attack of the joint. The treatment is similar. See a podiatrist! ...Read more
I stubbed my big toe this morning. Now it is throbbing swollen and bruised. I have it elevated and iced - what my re can be done?
Stubbed Big Toe?: You are on the right track. Continue the icing for the first 24 hours. If you think the toe may be broken then you should seek the appropriate medical care and get an x-ray. Otherwise try to stay off the toe as much as possible. If you there is still quite a bit of pain and swelling after 7-10 days, then you should have it checked out. ...Read more
Last night I woke up and my big toe was throbbing. No swelling, sensitivity or redness. Could wearing flip flops cause this? Today it is gone.
Maybe?: If that was something new to your daily routine, then maybe the flip flops irritated your toe somehow. I am glad the pain is gone now. ...Read more
I fell at my friends house and my big toe was in a hole and bent wrong. And it's been throbbing and it's swollen and bruised and it moves weird.?
Not sure what your: Question is? But, evaluation by a podiatrist, your physician or an orthopedic surgeon can address the issues regarding your great toe. Take care. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
For about three days I have had a throbbing pain underneath the tip of my second toe. It is a little swollen and feels similar to a stone bruise?
Middle toe on left foot is swollen, for 4 days, no redness, no pain, lower part is stiff and can't wiggle it, no other toes affected, what can it be?
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?
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. ...Read more
I really stubbed my toe yesterday its very swollen has bruising and blackness and redness all around my little toe I don't know what to do it hurts so bad?
Tape to 4th toe: You may have a broken toe. You'll need an x-ray to know for sure. In the meantime you can reduce your symptoms by buddy taping to the 4 th toe. Put a piece of gauze between the toes nat tape them together. A shoe with a stiff bottom that doesn't bend easily will help as well. ...Read more
Something bit the bottom of my toe this morning. My toes are swollen and redness is moving up my foot even after taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Seek immediate: Attention as you may have an infection. I would go to the ER if it is night time by you. ...Read more
The bottom pad of my left big toe is swollen. No pain or redness, just puffy on the pad. Did not injure it. No ingrown toenail. Any ideas what it is?
Fat pad: , there is a fat pad present underneath the toes or metatarsal pads. ...Read more
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