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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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I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: pain in joint) and toe inflammation. The following also describes me: Difficulty walking. What should I do?

I am experiencing  big toe pain (quality: pain in joint)  and toe inflammation. The following also describes me: Difficulty walking. What should I do?

Detailed history.: There are a whole lot of conditions that will cause big toe joint pain. Inflammation of the capsule, bone cartilage and tendons as well as a metabolic problem are all to be considered. Your age certainly limits some of the possibilities. Having the toe evaluated will immediately reduce the number possibilities. Further testing may be necessary to get to the immediate cause. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot itching and toe inflammation. The following also describe me: Foot redness, Toe swelling, and Skin rash. What should I do? It has been itching since last night. I went hiking but no one else got itchy feet.

I am experiencing  foot itching and toe inflammation. The following also describe me: Foot redness, Toe swelling, and Skin rash. What should I do? It has been itching since last night. I went hiking but no one else got itchy feet.

?athlete's foot: You could consider a trial of athlete's foot spray (usually lotrimin or tinactin spray) which are active against yeasts,e.g. Candida albicans. It is a moist environment that allows for growth of these fungi on the skin of the feet. Give it a try for the next few days and determine if it settles down. Otherwise, see a physician. ...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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I have a small area on the top of my big toe that is inflamed and painful - what could it be?

Gout: Bone spur, infection, arthritis , bursitis, and tendonitis. As you can see there are many things that can cause your pain. If the pain persists go to your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have inflamed and itchy spots in the centers of each of my big toes. Help?

What should I do if I have inflamed and itchy spots in the centers of each of my big toes. Help?

Try a topical: Antifungal. If it oesnt work you may need a steroid cream. If you don't want me guessing, need to see it. See a foot doctor. ...Read more

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Side of my big toe is numb. The area underneath the toe is also numb. I was told it was because my nerve is being inflamed. ?

Side of my big toe is numb. The area underneath the toe is also numb. I was told it was because my nerve is being inflamed. ?

See bbelow: Most probably related to a impinged or irritated nerve. May be happening higher up in leg or even the lower back and affecting big toe. See Podiatrist for examination. ...Read more

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Injured my ankle and after 2 months it is still inflamed and very painful, i can't point my toes out straight and straighten my ankle, what is it? Tnx

Injured my ankle and after 2 months it is still inflamed and very painful, i can't point my toes out straight and straighten my ankle, what is it? Tnx

Can take time: After a couple of months and your ankle still hurts, there are some things to consider: how long was it immobilized, what kind of x-rays have been taken? Ankle sprains can take a while, but you are relating a lot of inflammation. Under normal circumstances, there is bound to be some stiffness, but not so much inflammation. Ankle sprains could also be a "subchondral fracture" of the ankle. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown toe nail surgery around a month ago and now and now the part above the toe nail is slightly inflamed and hurts when touching.

Ingrown toenail: If, after the ingrown toenail was removed, a chemical agent (usually phenol) was added to prevent the recurrence of the ingrown, it is possible that you may have irritation present. Please return to the podiatrist or foot specialist that treated you to rule out that possibility versus a soft tissue infection to the area which will need treatment. Good luck! ...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