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Doctor insights on: My Big Toe Burns

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


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There is a small hole in the fold of my toe on the bottom of my big toe that Burns when I bend it down. I found in may. I am now 10 weeks preg.

There is a small hole in the fold of my toe on the bottom of my big toe that Burns when I bend it down. I found in may. I am now 10 weeks preg.

Small ulceration?: Skin folds are areas susceptible to ulcerations and other inflammatory conditions that can lead to skin breakdown. It may be a fungal infection that caused skin breakdown in the area, etc. Best to have it looked at by doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe burn?

Why does my big toe burn?

Burning pain: Difficult to say. It may be cause by a pinched nerve, high blood sugar, a joint problem or some vascular compromise. I would recommend seeing your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes top of big toe to burn?

What causes top of big toe to burn?

Many things: Including an actual burn from the sun or otherwise. A snug fitting shoe. Sometimes, a lower back issue could cause burning to the big toe. Sometimes a nerve in the foot called the deep peroneal nerve could be squeezed. These are some reasons. ...Read more

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Why i feel burn or sleep on my big toe?

Why i feel burn or sleep on my big toe?

Nerve irritation: Burning or 'sleep' feeling in the big toe is usually due to pressure or injury to the 1st digital or deep peroneal nerve of the foot. Try to ice it and wear shoes with a wide toe box. If not relieved, see a podiatric physician. ...Read more

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Which is best product for fungus on the nail big toe I am diabetic and some products burn my skin ?

Consider laser...: Because of your diabetic status, you are smart to be careful with your treatment. See your podiatrist. Ask them about topical medications that can be used with those with sensitive skin, but you may also want to ask them about their thoughts about incorporating laser therapy too. There is valid evidence based research with this type of treatment for some. ...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