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Painful, pus filled bump on side of toe by nail. Nursing school friend advised to pop with sterilized needle. Nothing but blood. What should I do now?

Painful, pus filled bump on side of toe by nail. Nursing school friend advised to pop with sterilized needle. Nothing but blood. What should I do now?

Soaks (may need doc): An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia. Care at home includes warm soaks in a mixture of 50% warm water and 50% liquid antibacterial soap three to four times daily for about 15 minutes. If redness starts to spread or pus still present, you need to see doc for proper incision and drainage. ...Read more

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I have got a brownish big skin bump on the side of my greater toe next to the nail for two weeks and it is painful to touch. Please help me?

I have got a brownish big skin bump on the side of my greater toe next to the nail for two weeks and it is painful to touch. Please help me?

This may be: An infected ingrown toenail. Without seeing, that is an educated guess. I would recommend you seea foot doctor, dermatologist or your PCP to at least evaluate or infection. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my left toe. Puss comes out... Little bleeding here an there. Little painful. Any ideas of what it could be?

I have a bump on the side of my left toe. Puss comes out... Little bleeding here an there. Little painful. Any ideas of what it could be?

WHERE'S COMING FROM?: Is the pus coming from the nail border, or is it on the side of the toe, away from the nail? Either way, pus should be evaluated and drained. You either have an infected ingrown nail, or a small abscess. See a podiatrist! ...Read more

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I have had this little bump on the side of my foot (near big toe) for months it looks like skin has accumulated there and it is painful when pressed?

I have had this little bump on the side of my foot (near big toe) for months it looks like skin has accumulated there and it is painful when pressed?

Callous/ cyst: If skin is hardened maybe a callous due to sheer pressure. Use otc products or inserts to off weight.
If it is fluctuant, maybe a cyst. If hard, then maybe an exostosis or bone spur. Need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.

Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.

Try simple first.: I am not clear as to which knuckle you are describing. It is either the joint in the big toe itself or the joint where the big toe meets the main body of the foot. If the bump becomes worse while wearing a certain shoe style, then change the shoes. This may be the easiest solution. Possibly there is an underlying fungal infection. Try using a topical anti fungal. Have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bump near the side of my left foot and have had it for 3 weeks and it is very painful?

I have a bump near the side of my left foot and have had it for 3 weeks and it is very painful?

Possible 'corn': You need to place a barrier between this area and pressure on your shoe. There are several type of over the counter bandages (Dr. Scholls being commonplace). You can get a 'corn remover' as well. ...Read more

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I have a red, swollen and painful bump on the lower side of my foot. It is not filled with anything, it's hard. It's about the size of a grape and?

I have a red, swollen and painful bump on the lower side of my foot. It is not filled with anything, it's hard. It's about the size of a grape and?

This sounds: Like you should be seen by a doctor...I'd recommend a podiatrist... You may have an infection....Hard to say without seeing it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about this bump on the side of my middle toe?

Can you tell me about this bump on the side of my middle toe?

It may be a: Bone spur referred to as an exostosis. But, since I can't see it, you should see a doc in person for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the bottom of my right toe that is extremely painful.

Insuff Info: Sounds like could be infected. Do U have any recollection of banging it or stepping on something. Do U walk barefoot, could be a splinter now infected. You need a doctor to look at it. An Internist/Dermatologist/ Podiatrist. Are you diabetic? If so important that this be seen soon. Until your appointment not unreasonable to soak in warm water w epson salt & neosporin after, cover w bandaid. ...Read more

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My small toe hurt and now I have a small bump on the side of that toe?

Many things: Without specifics it is tough to say. There are many things that cause that type of foot pain. Fractures, bone and soft tissue tumors, infections... I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have bumps I get only on 1 side of mybody at a time that itch the more I itch the bigger they get and itch even more. They started on myleft toe and?

I have bumps I get only on 1 side of mybody at a time that itch the more I itch the bigger they get and itch even more. They started on myleft toe and?

I'd reaction: Bumps on the toe very often are caused by an acute fungal infection. The bumps are small fluid filled blisters. This can lead to what is known as an id reaction in other parts of the body. Treat the foot bumps and the others will go away. ...Read more

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Hard painful bump under big toe what is it?

Not sure.: Plantar wart? Have it checked by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What might cause painful, itchy bumps on the toes?

Fungal disease: Itchy, painful bumps on the toes may be caused by a fungal disease. You may also have contact dermatitis. See a podiatrist for evaluation, possible culture, and treatment with medication. In the meantime, keep your feet dry, allow them some sunshine and air, and try zeasorb powder in your shoes to absorb moisture. ...Read more

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What is this hard bump growing on the side of my big toe?

What is this hard bump growing on the side of my big toe?

Possible bone spur: If by hard bump you mean skin, it may be a callous.
If there is no skin growth over it, you may be developing a bones spur. ...Read more

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What can cause bad smelling pus from painful bump on toe?

Infection: Is what you have. Yu can ponder what caused it later, for now see a foot doc and get antibiotics. You might need the site drained as well. ...Read more

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Painful bump beneath toes on ball. Appeared after standing a long time wearing heels. Will it go away?

At this point: It would be best to seek assessment by your podiatrist. The podiatrist can determine your condition, provide prognostic info and recommend healing measures. It is really important to wear shoes that make our feet happy. ...Read more

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I have a small painful to the touch bump on the back of big toe just above the fat pad. What could this be?

Cyst or ganglion: Cyst or ganglion of the tendon or joint. If it persist see your foot doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the side of my toe beside my pinky toe. M?

You might be: Describing an inflammed bursa if its on the pinky or you may be describing a tailors bunion, or possibly a corn on the toe. ...Read more

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I have a hard, painful red bumps forming on my toes, should I be concerned?

Sure, if its painful: I'd be concerned. In fact, bumps would concern me as well. It sounds like you may be referring to a bursitis or corn secondary to a hammer toe or exostosis. I can't be sure from the description you gave so would refer you to your friendly neighborhood foot doc who could be of more help. But, do get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the side of my big toe size of a green pea & it hurts when I push down on it. Do you know what I can use for it to leave?

Need to diagnose: First it needs an exam, how long has it been there? Has it grown rapid or slow, is it hard or soft? Answers to thse questions will yield a better answer. See your podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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About the bump on side of the toe, it isn't on the side of the foot like a bunion, it's actually on the toe?

Toe Bump.: There are only so many things it can possibly be. First of all, it is either involves soft tissue, bone or both. Soft tissue bumps could be things like bursa, synovial cyst or similar structures. Bone bump could be enlargement of the base of the distal toe bone, or enlargement of the head of the proximal toe bone. The whole bump structure could be as a result of arthritis secondary to trauma. ...Read more

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There's a red bump on the side of my big toe, what do I do?

Podiatrist: Never ignore abnormal skin changes. Have it evaluated by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a large swollen bump on my toe to the right of the nail. It is painful. How do I fix it?

Get it checked: Without a description it's hard to diagnose. Could be ingrown nail or many other things. Either give better description or see podiatrist. ...Read more

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I started running a lot and now there are bumps on both sides of my big toe. What are they and how can I prevent them?

Sounds like: Callus has developed in these areas. Wear cushioned socks, supportive shoes and inserts. See podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of mu big toe, and when I touch it, it hurts is there a way to make it feel better or get rid of it?

Bunion deformity: One of the more common problems seen by podiatrists is a bunion deformity. This is usually caused by a shifting of the first metatarsal bone medially. The bump is the protruding metatarsal head. When this rubs on your shoe it becomes sore. An x-ray is needed for confirmation. Padding, wide toe box shoes, orthotics, cortisone injection, may help. Surgery can correct the problem. ...Read more

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I have dry cracked skin in my big toes. It started out as just flaky skin but now its spread and I have small bumps on the side of one of them. Help!

I have dry cracked skin in my big toes. It started out as just flaky skin but now its spread and I have small bumps on the side of one of them. Help!

Athletes foot: Athletes feet starts as dry skin and and lead to cracking and some skin changes that you are complaining about. It is caused by fungus, called tinea pedis. You can try an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream for athletes feet. Be sure to apply it twice a day ...Read more

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I have three tiny red bumps on my smaller toes, one on each. They are not painful or itchy, they're just ugly. I have no clue what they are... Do you?

I have three tiny red bumps on my smaller toes, one on each. They are not painful or itchy, they're just ugly. I have no clue what they are... Do you?

Possible Common Wart: It could be a viral infection caused by human pappiloma virus type 1 & 2. These lesions are mostly located on hands and feet. The virus could be transmitted from one person to another. Most of these lesions could be observed and they regress spontaneously. Liquid nitrogen are often used to freeze these lesions, but it could be painful and harm the skin if not done by trained professionals. ...Read more

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There are bump on side of the toe that are red and sore when touched. What's this sound like?

There are bump on side of the toe that are red and sore when touched. What's this sound like?

Could be an: Inflammed corn...A picture would help...A podiatrist would be able to tell you in under a minute what is wrong....I suggest a visit to one.. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the left side of my right pinky toe. It is red and swollen. What is it?

Could be anything: It really could be anything ranging from an injury to a soft tissue or bony growth, a callous or even a foreign body. Without a proper physical examination, you will not be able to tell what it is. It would be best to consult with your healthcare provider or podiatrist to determine what is going on with this toe. ...Read more

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I have a small yellow circle on my big toe that has been painful for a couple days. It is a raised bump that looks very white-yellow in color.?

Corns and calluses: Are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and/or pressure. These usually develop on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands. They can vary in size and shape and are sometimes painful. When to see a doctor: If a corn or callus becomes very painful or inflamed as yours has been. ...Read more

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One tiny white bump on my little toe. Is slightly itchy, slightly painful when I rub it. It has a firm white covering. Something to worry about?

One tiny white bump on my little toe. Is slightly itchy, slightly painful when I rub it. It has a firm white covering. Something to worry about?

What me worry?: Think of how long that bump has been there. If it has been developing over some time, then most likely it is one of several types of callous. If not to long, then consider a wart. If on the other hand (foot), it happened quickly, Consider an insect bite, sting or even a foreign body. Try soaking it in a warm salt solution over several days. If symptoms do not subside, then best to have I examined. ...Read more