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Pinky Toe Swollen And Red
My pinky toe is swollen and red. It is painful to touch as well. What could be the cause of this problem?
????: More info would certainly be helpful. New pair of shoes? Bump it and possibly broken? ...Read more
Injury: Did you injure it, do you have ingrown toenail, see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My boyfriends pinky toe is very red swollen and the nail was cut off almost entirely. Now, there is puss and blood coming from underneth the nail.
Paronychia?: Sounds infected. Source may have been the injured border of the nail. May need antibiotics. Hard to say from here, but if this is progressing rather than getting better I would get to your doc. ...Read more
Outer pinky toe is very red and a bit swollen, possible corn? Very sensitive to touch so if it is a corn I can't file it down. Suggestions?
I stubbed my pinky toe 3 days ago and its still very painful today. Swollen, red, cant move it, cant touch it. What could be the matter with my toe?
It could be: Fractured or infected. If there was even the slightest break in the skin, it's possible that bacteria on the surface of the skin is now causing an infection called cellulitis. It also possible that you fractured your toe. Infection is more likely if the redness continues to spread and streak up your toe/foot and is warm to touch compared to surrounding skin. You should be seen by a Dr. ...Read more
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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
I noticed the toe next to my pinky toe has become very swollen itchy and red, the itch has spread to my ankles. What do I do? I don't know what bit me.
Itch: Sorry about your foot. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will take your history, examine you, and likely order lab studies. Your swollen ankle may also require you to see a foot specialist as soon as possible. Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stubbed my pinky toe a few days ago and it is very red, swollen, and sensitive to touch. I am not sure if it is broken because there is no bruising.
Broken pinky toe? Stubbed it hard, its red and swollen. Cant bear any weight at all. Excruiting pain. No bruising yet. Been about 10 hrs.
Prob broken: Sounds like you may have broken your toe. It's a good idea to get x-Rays done to see the extent of the damage. GENTLY tape your pinky toe to your 4th toe and wear protective footwear, but nothing that's going to put pressure on it. ...Read more
Wart or callous?: Hard to say based on your description. Strange for a kid to get a single callous on pinky toe, although I suppose it is possible. It is more likely a type of wart, for which an OTC salycilic acid preparation may be used. Neither callouses nor warts "swell." They do grow in size; but if there's swelling or redness, that is inflammation, possibly related to infection, which should be evaluated. ...Read more
On my pinky toe its soft but swollen it feel like there is fluid in the area that's swollen what should I do?
Might need 2 B seen.: Fluid doesn't accumulate without a cause. Typically, it's a reaction to an injury or irritation of some sort. You must consider trauma, infection, insect bite or frictional causes, to name a few. There may be some similarities in the symptoms for each, but other symptom can't be discounted. If you are unsure as to the cause, it would be wise to have it evaluated. Give it a day or two to resolve. ...Read more