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Redness in big toe has happened about 4x this year. Lasts about a month. Some soreness

Redness in big toe has happened about 4x this year. Lasts about a month. Some soreness

Big toe: This sounds like the progression of an ingrown nail . See your podiatrist as you will have a full blown infection eventually. Soaking in just warm water really won't help . The best thing to do is not to play around at home as you have had 4 instances and it is sore , but see your podiatrist for the right help ...Read more

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So my toe is red and sore and shines. It's my toe next to my big toe on the left foot. And I do have a fungi problem with the toe. What do I do!?

So my toe is red and sore and shines. It's my toe next to my big toe on the left foot. And I do have a fungi problem with the toe. What do I do!?

Sore toe: If you have soreness along with swelling and redness, there could be an infection in the toenail. Check with your doctor about treatments if your symptoms don't resolve. ...Read more

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My big toe is red an numb and somewhat sore. Now my toenail is yellow and trying to fall off. What is wrong with it?

My big toe is red an numb and somewhat sore. Now my toenail is yellow and trying to fall off. What is wrong with it?

Onycholysis/mycosis: Your nail is coming loose because fungus in the toenail distorts the shape of the nail. The nail becomes loose and constantly moves with walking causing irritation and redness and infection. See a podiatrist for antibiotics and treatment options. Oral antifungals only have a 38% cure rate and topicals have less than a 10% cure rate. The nail can also be removed permanently by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a bright red and sore spot on top of the joint, closest to nail of big toe, left. Some artritis in other joint. Longtime fungus on nail. Thanks?

I have a bright red and sore spot on top of the joint, closest to nail of big toe, left. Some artritis in other joint. Longtime fungus on nail. Thanks?

Foot care: Individuals with diabetes mellitus and/or on immunosuppressants need to be very cautious about sores and ulcers on their feet. Routine foot care is extremely important. Once an abnormality is noted i would not hesitate to seek medical attention to make sure this is not some type of infection that will get out of hand and result in tissue loss. ...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 ?

Toe infection: Yes. This is an infection, and it can be from an ingrown nail. Clean the toe. Soak it in sitz bath and see your doctor soon for antibiotics. Wear looser shoes to avoid pressure on the wound. ...Read more

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My big toe has been swollen, red & sore for months. Doc thought fungal. Lost nail. 3 mts of terbinafine not helped. Pain persists. I play soccer!

My big toe has been swollen, red & sore for months. Doc thought fungal. Lost nail. 3 mts of terbinafine not helped. Pain persists. I play soccer!

Soccer toe: Pain under the toe nail can be due to worn out or poorly fitting soccer boots. Make sure you are fitted and padding the top of the toe can definitely help. Losing a nail due to a subungual (beneath the nail) hematoma is not that uncommon. Should these fail, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My big toe of foot along big toe is red tender and has pyogenic abcess, what should i do kindly tell me medications???

My big toe of foot along big toe is red tender and has pyogenic abcess, what should i do kindly tell me medications???

See your doctor: If you have an abscess on your toe, you need a prescription for antibiotics. You may need the abscess drained. You may need an ingrown toenail removed. Please see your doctor for the proper care. ...Read more