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Doctor insights on: Cold Sores On My Big Toe

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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I think i'm getting cold sores on my foot. What should I use?

I think i'm getting cold sores on my foot. What should I use?

As Dr. Sparacino : Noted, speak to your doctor about this. I have never heard of anyone getting "cold sores" on their feet. My pure and unadulterated guess (not seeing your feet) is they aren't cold sores. ...Read more

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How long does the hand foot and mouth disease usually last ? And will all the cold sores go away at once or little over time ?

How long does the hand foot and mouth disease usually last ? And will  all the cold sores go away at once or little over time ?

About a week: HFM is a viral infection that causes blisters on palms, soles and in the mouth. Can be associated with moderate fever. The ulcers in the mouth will fade at different rates. Drink cool liquids, soft foods like pudding, yogurt, ice cream. Avoid acids like Orange Juice. Annoying but usually a self limiting condition. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also help with the pain. ...Read more

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I got a cold sore on my foot. Is this unusual?

I got a cold sore on my foot. Is this unusual?

Not a cold sore: A cold sore (herpes) is extremely unlikely on the foot. Something else is causing this, even if it looks like the kind of cold sore you might get on your mouth. See a doctor if it doesn't heal or you otherwise remain concerned. ...Read more

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I shot ice day before yesterday in forearm & foot now it's swollen,red,and has fever. I've been in bed with a cold& sore throat ever since. Any sugges?

I shot ice day before yesterday in forearm & foot now it's swollen,red,and has fever. I've been in bed with a cold& sore throat ever since. Any sugges?

See a doctor : This has me concerned – I think you have a infection from where you injected those drugs. This can progress, including infection of the bloodstream, with organ dysfunction and possibly death if not treated properly. Sorry to scare you, but you need to get help right away. Doctors are professionals – you should not be judged for drug use – and medical records are private. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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I stubbed my 12 weeks ago big toe cold out side burning inside what could it be?

I stubbed my 12 weeks ago big toe cold out side burning inside what could it be?

Nerve trauma: Trauma to nerve or possibly blood vessels. You have had this problem for a long time. Consult with podiatrist. Is there swelling, or a wound. Can also be infection or fracture/bone injury. ...Read more

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Banged big toe on a chair Saturday and it really hurts and it is swollen and black and blue.... Hot or cold compress?

Cold: To help relieve inflammation. If your pain is yet to improve, consider seeing a doctor just to ensure that you did not fracture your toe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A couple of days ago pain started in the ball of 1 foot mostly below big toe. Now making me limp. Getting over a bad cold. Is cold possible cause?

A couple of days ago pain started in  the ball of 1 foot mostly below big toe. Now making me limp. Getting over a bad cold. Is cold possible cause?

Gout?: Doubtful that common cold would cause pain in foot below big toe. More likely culprit in middle aged men is gout. Go see your doc for exam & diagnosis. You may need blood test to check your uric acid level. Goal is <6mg/dl. Check online for low uric acid diets. Go to http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/gout/hic_gout.Aspx & http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gout/ds00090 for more info. ...Read more

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I have sores all over my body..I used method for a year.I have been off of it for two days now..I'm done using it..my big toe and foot are swollen ?

I have sores all over my body..I used method for a year.I have been off of it for two days now..I'm done using it..my big toe and foot are swollen ?

Get checked: Given your current condition and history, I would get evaluated by a doctor immediately. If the swelling worsens, if the pain becomes unbearable or if the foot/toe becomes numb, go to an emergency room. Without knowing your details it may be useful to seek a drug rehabilitation/treatment facility additionally for continued support. I wish you success in your sobriety. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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