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Cold Sores On My Big Toe
Sharp sudden pain in big toe only lasts a few seconds then goes away happens periodically throughout the day ?
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
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
I just noticed I have small group of reddish bumps on my left big toe. They look almost like small unopened sores. What is this?
Banged big toe on a chair Saturday and it really hurts and it is swollen and black and blue.... Hot or cold compress?
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
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
Possibly: This problem can only be solved by seeing her doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, her doctor should be able to tell her what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Heel pain in young children my 5year old daughter keeps complaining of pain in her left heel and big toe. It seems worst when we are out in the cold?
Foot Pain: Must have history to be able to narrow this down. How long has this been going on? 6 months or a week? Does she have a blister or any redness overlying the sore area. Is the complaint only outside in the cold? Or is it only with walking? Does it wake her up at night? Is it worsening over time? or is it a stable complaint? Does she have fever? a limp? OK to try tylenol (acetaminophen) for a week, needs eval by doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain in big toe for the last 2 weeks. Some swelling. No other physical symptoms. Cold makes it worse. Not moving it makes it worse. Please help.
Have you had a : Pedicure recently? Is the swelling near the nail? You may have a mild infection. "Not moving it, makes it worse" is puzzling. Can you tell us anything more? ...Read more
My big toe goes numb sometimes in the past 2 weeks and my some fingers get really cold while others are really warm. Whats going on?
See a doctor: The two problems could even be unrelated/coincidental. Numbness can be caused by a pinched nerve, nerve damage, and even poor circulation. See your doctor and also ask about raynaud's disease/phenomenon which is spasm of the blood vessels in the fingers and toes illicited by exposure to cold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the last week i've had pain in my right big toe and surrounding area, like a bunion. My big toe feels cold and numb at times. Any suggestions ?
I broke my big toe a couple days ago. My foot is wrapped and in a boot. My toes are cold. Is that normal?
Hi doc, i'm having servers pain in my feet around my big toe it feels like cramps especially when it is cold outside it get bad. What do you think cau?
Could be a few : Different things, a better answer could be served up with an in office exam, but around the big toe you may have a functional hallux limitis, anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome, tendonopathy, cramps (which have many causes.), neuropathy. Coldness bothering more is possible as could cause "tighness" feeling secondary contracture of muscles or decreased blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes at the end of the day when i take my socks off my big toe is bright red and warm, when the rest of my foot is freezing cold.
Raynaud's Phenomenon: If your shoes aren't irritating the toe, another possibility is raynaud's phenomenon. In this syndrome, which is basically a short circuit of the nervous control of the peripheral circulation, cold temperatures and sometimes just moist environments can cause blood vessels to clamp down and restrict blood flow to fingers or toes. The great toe has better circulation and may not be effected equally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doc thinks I have sympathetic reflex dystrophy. Would this explain the horizontal ridges on my big toe and foot becoming cold with elevation?
RSD/ ridges: RSD affects the nerve function. Esp autonomic nerves that control temperature regulation and sweating and swelling. The lines or ridges can be from the swelling increasing or decreasing. See a neurologist or a physical therapist. Aggressive physical therapy to stop the nerve irritation helps. There are also topical and oral meds that can help ...Read more