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I ran into the coffee table. How can I tell if my baby toe is broken?

I ran into the coffee table.  How can I tell if my baby toe is broken?

X rays: A bad contusion to the pinky can appear just like a fracture. Severe fractures and dislocations of the pinky are visually more deformed. Good news - if it is not dislocated or severely broken, rest , ice, buddy tape is the treatment for either a bruise or a simple fractures. X rays will solve the mystery! ...Read more

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Is my baby toe broken, or just bruised? I need to know asap because i'm going on vacation in 2 weeks?

Is my baby toe broken, or just bruised? I need to know asap because i'm going on vacation in 2 weeks?

May not matter: It probably doesn't matter, assuming the toe is not deformed. Treatment for a bad bruise or an undisplaced fracture would be the same, that is, symptomatic treatment to control pain. The only way to tell if it is fractured would be to get an x-ray. Just use some nsaids and wear a comfortable shoe or sandal that doesn't put pressure on your toe. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
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Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's 1st doctor exam for 2-4 days after hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's well exam/vaccinations for age 2 months
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What can I do for a broken baby toe?

What can I do for a broken baby toe?

Broken baby toe: An xray should be obtained to make sure that the fracture in the broken toe did not cross into the total joint if it is in the total joint it may require surgery to help eliminate the pain. I agree that you should wear a postop or surgical shoe. ...Read more

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I broke my baby toe over two weeks ago. How long should the pain and swelling last?

About 6 weeks: The pain should improve quickly, but the swelling may take somewhat longer to resolve. ...Read more

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Having a Baby Through Surrogacy (Checklist)

Get a legal advice and make sure all documentation is complete
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I broke my baby toe 2 weeks ago, and now it is tingly and feels like pins and needles. What's happening?

Swelling: After fractures there is swelling that occurs to bring healing cells to the fracture site. The swelling can stretch nerves and cause pressure on them which can lead to tingling and numbness. It should resolve with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. ...Read more

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My baby toe is burning red and swollen, what can I do. Thanks?

My baby toe is burning red and swollen, 
what can I do. 
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Shoes to tight?: Are you're shoes to tight? See a podiatrist to see what the cause might be. ...Read more

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I have a problem, i opened my toe next to my baby toe because i thought i was dead skin. Its not bleeding also. What do I do. And i think its a bruise?

I have a problem, i opened my toe next to my baby toe because i thought i was dead skin. Its not bleeding also. What do I do. And i think its a bruise?

Sounds like a corn: Your skin will protect itself where there is increased pressure by forming a corn/callus however sometimes things can get embedded within that forming. This can be dirt, can be a scab from friction or a wart (virus). Have the podiatrist check it and offer you relief and treatment options. ...Read more

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