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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 generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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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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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?

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 more

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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 ?

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 ?

Do you have back : Issues? Sometimes a pinned nerve in the back can cause these symptoms. Look to see if the toe feels cold or is actually cold...... ...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

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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.

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

Toes (Definition)

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