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Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection. ...Read more

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Callous (Definition)

Callus is a noun meaning a localized thickening of the skin, and a verb meaning to form that skin thickening (especially on the palm of a hand or the sole of a foot, caused by repeated pressure or friction). Callous has a meaning related to callus, but callous is not used to describe skin. As an adjective, it means toughened or unfeeling. As a verb, it means to make or ...Read more


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Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw  a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

I assume the : Blister was drained? So, the question is is there raw skin that is hurting? Is it possible you developed an infection? Is there a bandage in or did you take it off. If you took it off what do you see? ...Read more

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I have a wart growing under my big toe nail?

I have a wart growing under my big toe nail?

Many ramdies to help: The common is salicylic acid(aspirin) and another agents available at the drug store. Cryotherapy also is very effective, burning the wart it self also very effective. ...Read more

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Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Cysts: The bumps along the tendons may be ganglion cysts which form from tendon sheaths that become inflamed. Anti inflammatory meds and rest can help ...Read more

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Under skin red spots on end of big toe. Also have toenail fungus on same toe.

Under skin red spots on end of big toe. Also have toenail fungus on same toe.

Red dots: near toes could be an extension of fungus onto the skin from your toenail. Get some help and see a podiatrist or skin doctor for more clarification and treatment. ...Read more

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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

See a : Podiatrist or dmatologist among some of the more common problems are fungus, bacteria, subungual keratinization. There are other possibilities but those are the three most common. (Each using different treatments.) ...Read more

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Improper nail on right foot toe.

Improper nail on right foot toe.

Depends on the prob.: Some causes of nail conditions include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. Get the nails inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a ingrown. Toenail extreemly painful can't ware a shoe the toe next to the pinkiy toe?

Re: ingrown Toenail: If you are diabetic, make and appointment to see a healthcare professional immediately. Be alert for signs of infection including redness swelling and drainage (fluid or pus). A portion or the entire nail may need to be removed by the doctor (under local anesthesia in a clean/aseptic environment of course). Good luck. ...Read more

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Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?

Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?

May: Depending on the type of injury it is probably a good idea to have this evaluated by a specialist, especially is this is the result of a crushing injury, to ensure that there are no other concomitant issues such as a fracture. ...Read more

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Dark blood under big toe nail, any idea/concern?

Dark blood under big toe nail, any idea/concern?

Depends on the cause: If you injured the toe it will generally grow out in time. If there was no injury you should have it examined to be sure it is not a lesion under the nail which would need attention. ...Read more

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Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?

Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?

Yes: Probably an ingrown nail due to wearing ill fitting shoes. Needs to be treated with soaks with Epsom salts and wearing properly fitting shoes that do not cause pressure on the toe box if you have diabetes sees doctoras this pilfer serious. ...Read more

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Hard skin on little toe, hurts, shoe hurts too?

Hard skin on little toe, hurts, shoe hurts too?

Corn: It seems that at minimal you have a corn. You need to wear shoes that don't rub on the toe and need to see a podiatrist to treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Nail is growing back on big toe but seems that since it's halfway, tip toe seems like it's above nail. Will it continue widen and lengthen on toe bed?

Time will tell. : Sometimes if the toe is higher than the nail the nail will simply stop growing when it reaches this "dead end". ...Read more

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My big toe and next toe are numb?

My big toe and next toe are numb?

Could be: Could be many things such as nerve impingement, vitamin B12 deficiency, spinal nerve compression, side effects from medications, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Calluses on toes hurt. Can there be blister underneath?

Calluses on toes hurt. Can there be blister underneath?

Yes: Or more commonly, slight bleeding and bruising of the soft tissues under the callus tissue can cause a lot of pain. See a podiatrist to get relief. ...Read more

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My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?

My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?

No: Otc toe straighteners do not straighten toes. They can cushion the area but that's all. The cause is complicated but the easiest answer is the tendons aren't pulling properly. Surgery is the only way to straighten the toe v. ...Read more

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Why is black under my toe nail?

Why is black under my toe nail?

Black toenail: A number of things can make a toenail/portion of the toenail look black: fungal infections, blood under nail, certain medications, inflammatory conditions. With meds, most/all nails are involved. Moles/freckles in the nail growth center (matrix) give linear pigmented brown or black streaks, so can melanoma. If the discoloration of the nail is new, please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Right big toe numb for weeks. Small bunion. Never wear tight shoes or heels.

Right big toe numb for weeks. Small bunion. Never wear tight shoes or heels.

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get calluses in between my little toes that i cut off periodically sometimes it hurts so bad it sends pain thru my whole foot and leg shake?

Helloma Molle: Its a condition where calluses form between the little toes of the feet. They result from the underlying bone of the opposing toes rubbing against each other. Aside from removing the calluses, you could try padding the area. If nothing helps, a podiatrist could perform a small procedure to remove portions of the underlying bone which are causing problems. ...Read more

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I had a dark brown spot under my foot and was very small and look like a callus but now I have like four more and was wondering what it can be?

Many things: The dark brown could indicate bleeding which happens when a wound is beneath a callus or within a wart. Any pigmented lesion should be examined by a doctor ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping , now from last one week i realized that some more small corns are coming up near

Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping , now from last one week i realized that some more small corns are   coming up near

Lotion or surgery. : Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more

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My sons has hard callus like growths on his hand and foot. It is a little bit sore. What could it be and what is the course of action.

My sons has hard callus like growths on his hand and foot. It is a little bit sore. What could it be and what is the course of action.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. What you described suggests warts. You may try over the counter treatment for warts. ...Read more

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I have a callus on each big toe and now one on the ball of my foot. They itch and become painful as they harden. What can I do to remove them?

Proper shoes and: removal. You need to address the cause of these calluses first, it is likely to be your ill-fitting shoes. The calluses are result of pressure and friction. Once you address the offending shoes, you may consult the site given below for various options for removing the lesions.http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-corns-calluses-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Toes on left foot go red when standing in warm weather. Goes away when elevated. Also middle toes tingle.2cm callous on foot near toes

Toes on left foot go red when standing in warm weather. Goes away when elevated. Also middle toes tingle.2cm callous on foot near toes

Vascular issue: This is not completely clear. This sounds vascular, and I suspect more likely arterial or venous. Your description does not help clarify the distinction. Things to consider is the fact that you're on estrogen, which can have vascular affects and can't even come what times, but I'm not ready to make that diagnosis. You can ask your position whether this can be related to your Crohn's or the therapy ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a deep callous on my foot pad beneath my right pinky toe. It is painful to walk on and sensitive. Has been 3 weeks. Any tips?

I have what seems to be a deep callous on my foot pad beneath my right pinky toe. It is painful to walk on and sensitive. Has been 3 weeks. Any tips?

Remove callus.: Try using utterbalm under occlusion to soften callus, warm water soaks followed by pumice stone will help remove callus. Be sure to wear supportive shoes with arch supports. If problem continues then see a podiatrist to help diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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How are damaged nerves in toes diagnosed? Was wrapping foot with gladwrap to treat callous. Foot has been sore 2years. Tests ok, i have spinal stenosi

How are damaged nerves in toes diagnosed? Was wrapping foot with gladwrap to treat callous. Foot has been sore 2years. Tests ok, i have spinal stenosi

Sore foot: Nerve damage or neuropathy in toes usually cause numbness, tingling or pins and needles sensation. I believe a podiatrist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you for the prolonged foot soreness. Spinal stenosis wouldn't be a cause in my opinion. ...Read more

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Toes on 1foot go red, numb, hot and tingly when standing in the afternoon. I have slipped disc L4/L5. Also have callous on bottom of foot. ?

Toes on 1foot go red, numb, hot and tingly when standing in the afternoon. I have slipped disc L4/L5. Also have callous on bottom of foot. ?

Unrelated: Slipped disc at L4/5 can cause numb and tingly toes is the disc is compressing a nerve. It does not cause red and hot toes. A slipped disc compressing a nerve also tends to cause radiating pain, numbness and tingling and not typically only symptoms in the toes only. Callouses on the bottom of foot is certainly not related to the slipped disc at L4/5. ...Read more

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The callus under my foot below my pinky toe stings and often makes my toe go numb it hurts to step on it as well do you know what it could be?

The callus under my foot below my pinky toe stings and often makes my toe go numb it hurts to step on it as well do you know what it could be?

Nerve problem.: There are small nerves in the toes called digital nerves. When these nerves are irritated, such as from repetitive pressure as can occur with running or tight shoes, it is called a "digital neuropathy." these symptoms are also sometimes caused by a problem in the lower back, a "radiculopathy.". ...Read more

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Callus (Definition)

A callus is an area of skin that has become toughened, thick, and hard as a result of repeated pressure, friction or other irritation. Most commonly found on the feet due to walking. Generally calluses are not harmful. Calluses can also form on the fingers due to use of writing utensils, musical instruments, or even rock climbing. They are formed by keratinocytes in the ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more