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Freckle on big toenail? Picture in health files. Not sure if this is a big deal or not. Does seem strange.

Freckle on big toenail? Picture in health files. Not sure if this is a big deal or not. Does seem strange.

Get it looked at.: A freckle or pigmented lesion under the toenail could be a hematoma or bruise from minor trauma. Although rare, melanoma can also occur under the toenail in the nail bed. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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I have an infected toenail (picture included). Is there a way to fix this on my own or do I need to see a podiatrist?

I have an infected toenail (picture included). Is there a way to fix this on my own or do I need to see a podiatrist?

See a Podiatrist: Infected toenails are usually caused by the edge of the nail cutting into the skin. You can soak in warm soapy water and apply antibiotic ointment and a bandaid. It is hard to resolve the problem, without removing the offending source, then nail edge. See your podiatrist to discuss treatment options. Permanent solutions are available. Dr l. ...Read more

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I have a weird hole type thing I've never seen before on the bottom of my foot. Is there a way to take a picture of it to show someone to confirm?

I have a weird hole type thing I've never seen before on the bottom of my foot. Is there a way to take a picture of it to show someone to confirm?

Veruca?: It may be a veruca or wart on the sole of your foot. Warts on the sole of the foot often form holes. Do you have diabetes? If you do a video consultation someone can have a look at it for you ...Read more

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I have a small cut from a bit of glass on my foot. From a picture frame inside. It's a little swallen. Is it anything to worry about. ?

I have a small cut from a bit of glass on my foot. From a picture frame inside. It's a little swallen. Is it anything to worry about. ?

Yes: If its swollen you likely have a secondary infection and may need to be on an antibiotic. Residual glass may still be embedded in your foot. See a foot doctor. ...Read more

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What is this?flaky skin,I have had it for years on one foot and now my hands have it, it only gets itchy if my body gets really hot. i have pictures

What is this?flaky skin,I have had it for years on one foot and now my hands have it, it only gets itchy if my body gets really hot. i have pictures

Eczema: flaky itchy skin is often due to overgrowth of skin cells and is often called eczema. There are genetic and environmental factors (such as temperature, humidity, chemical stress, picking at it, etc) and people with the tendency often go through periods of clear skin and periods of symptoms. Sometimes opportunistic fungi or bacteria make things worse. Your practitioner may recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Pain when i put pressure on the ball of my left foot (under big toe). Picture on my file. There is also a white bump. The black square is bandaid. ?

Pain when i put pressure on the ball of my left foot (under big toe). Picture on my file. There is also a white bump. The black square is bandaid.
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Hard to say!: Images cannot be uploaded here. They can on Healthtap Prime, though. We need more information as well. How long have you had it? Have you changed footwear? ...Read more

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My friend has a red bump on her big toe at the base of the toe nail (left side) , she cant go to a doctor right now , but it there any possibility medicines or anything she can put on it that can possibly help it ? If youll like she can send pictures.

My friend has a red bump on her big toe at the base of the toe nail (left side) , she cant go to a doctor right now , but it there any possibility medicines or anything she can put on it that can possibly help it ? If youll like she can send pictures.

Ingrown nail?: There are several possible things this could be but most commonly ingrown nail/abcess is the culprit. Soak toe for 15 min twice a day in water with Epsom salts in it. Then apply Bacitracin to it. Keep up routine until medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Will my toenail grow back deformed after I dropped something on it?

Will my toenail grow back deformed after I dropped something on it?

Depends: If there was a lot of damage done it may grow back 'funny' but usually they grow back the same. ...Read more

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What can I do about my very deformed toenails?

Depends: If the deformity is due to infection such as a fugal infection, it can be treated and your nail should go back towards normal. If there has been trauma to the area it will not go back to normal. ...Read more

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Will a baby with club foot be always deformed?

Will a baby with club foot be always deformed?

Club foot can be: Treated. The earlier the better. While sometimes surgery is necessary, typically casting is done first while things are flexible. ...Read more

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Where could one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?

Where could  one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?

See a Podiatrist: Extra depth accommodative shoes and custom shoes are available at many podiatry offices. With that type of condition, you would want to establish yourself with a podiatrist for outpatient care. If the dpm does not offer that service in his/her office, they typically will be working with an orthotist/pedorthist who can fabricate the shoes and inlays for you. ...Read more

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Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?

Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?

Healing: A raised bony callus generally forms when bones are healing. However, if you do have a concern about something being abnormal i would ask your doctor. ...Read more

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My ankle is deformed from past injury. My foot always goes red after being on it and is cold other times. feet are cold and injured ankle hurts so bad?

My ankle is deformed from past injury. My foot always goes red after being on it and is cold other times. feet are cold and injured ankle hurts so bad?

May be vascular: This could be a circulatory issue. You would benefit from getting a vascular evaluation to see if that's the problem. ...Read more