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I have a very itchy slightly inflamed toe, none of my other toes are affected. From the knuckle upbut not entire toe.just on top and sort of on the side?

I have a very itchy slightly inflamed toe, none of my other toes are affected. From the knuckle upbut not entire toe.just on top and sort of on the side?

Try and See.: It sounds as though the nail margin might be involved. Could be something as simple as contact dermatitis, fungal infection or possible an beginnings of an ingrown toenail. Try washing the area off with soap and water. Apply a combination of cortisone cream and antifungal cream. If things do not improve have it examined. ...Read more

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Toe Inflammation (Definition)

Toe inflammation is exhibited by a toe possessing or demonstrating all, or most, of the classic signs of inflammation. These include (1) rubor, or redness. (2) calor, or warmth. (3) edema, or swelling. ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Toe inflammation?

Both good and bad.: Toe inflammation is exhibited by a toe possessing or demonstrating all, or most, of the classic signs of inflammation. These include (1) rubor, or redness. (2) calor, or warmth. (3) edema, or swelling. (4) dolor, or pain. ...Read more

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Toe inflammation around nail. Is that urgent?

Toe inflammation around nail. Is that urgent?

Needs attention: Usually inflammation around the nail is suggestive of an infection. Home therapy consists of hot, soapy water soaks, 15-20 min, with massaging of the skin around the nail. If there is drainage, then an antibiotic and a band aid. If it persists, see your podiatrist. The nail may be ingrown and require attention. Don't put off treatment. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes red inflamed toes?

Can anyone tell me what causes red inflamed toes?

Injury, : Cold exposure, infection, fungus, dermatitis, circulatory disturbance see a foot doc to help you differentiate, . ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen/inflamed big toe. Nail is very sensitive. No trauma, or injury. Seems infected. What could this be?

Woke up with swollen/inflamed big toe. Nail is very sensitive. No trauma, or injury. Seems infected. What could this be?

Probably ingrown....: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more

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Toe next to big toe is inflamed, bright red, pain but no pus. Pain keeping me up at night, what could this be?

Toe next to big toe is inflamed, bright red, pain but no pus. Pain keeping me up at night, what could this be?

It could be infected: It could be broken amongst two possibilities, gout should be included in any differential as well as possibility of. Some sort of arthridity ....bottom line is you should have it checked out, ...Read more

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Do I have a fungal infection on my toe? My toe is inflamed (red) and sometimes itchy. It also has a couple of white bumps.

Do I have a fungal infection on my toe? My toe is inflamed (red) and sometimes itchy. It also has a couple of white bumps.

Fungal infection toe: It is not clear. The redness & inflammation could be due to minor trauma, ingrown toenail, or gout. The most common cause of itch around the toes is fungus, but you can also have skin allergy to footwear. The white bumps--how big are they? Are they filled with fluid like a blister? Fungus does not usually cause bumps; does usually cause whitening & thickening of the nails. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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