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Red Sore Big Toe
Big toe: This sounds like the progression of an ingrown nail. See your podiatrist as you will have a full blown infection eventually. Soaking in just warm water really won't help. The best thing to do is not to play around at home as you have had 4 instances and it is sore, but see your podiatrist for the right help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a sore big toe for a couple of days, when I looked at it, half of the toe is red, starts at the top of my toe and works down. What is wrong?
I broke my toe that's next to my big toe just after Christmas, the X-ray showed it was in pieces at the end of my toe, it's still swollen, red, sore a?
Root Damage?: It's time to have the toe re-evaluated. The difficulty you are having know is either being caused from the bone or the nail. It is not all that unusual for the nail to become ingrown due to nail root damage during the fracturing of the toe. The timing makes sense. Have an expert do the re-evaluation. ...Read more
So my toe is red and sore and shines. It's my toe next to my big toe on the left foot. And I do have a fungi problem with the toe. What do I do!?
Sore toe: If you have soreness along with swelling and redness, there could be an infection in the toenail. Check with your doctor about treatments if your symptoms don't resolve. ...Read more
My big toe is red an numb and somewhat sore. Now my toenail is yellow and trying to fall off. What is wrong with it?
Onycholysis/mycosis: Your nail is coming loose because fungus in the toenail distorts the shape of the nail. The nail becomes loose and constantly moves with walking causing irritation and redness and infection. See a podiatrist for antibiotics and treatment options. Oral antifungals only have a 38% cure rate and topicals have less than a 10% cure rate. The nail can also be removed permanently by a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a bright red and sore spot on top of the joint, closest to nail of big toe, left. Some artritis in other joint. Longtime fungus on nail. Thanks?
Foot care: Individuals with diabetes mellitus and/or on immunosuppressants need to be very cautious about sores and ulcers on their feet. Routine foot care is extremely important. Once an abnormality is noted I would not hesitate to seek medical attention to make sure this is not some type of infection that will get out of hand and result in tissue loss. ...Read more
Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. Is it a possible ingrown toe nail? Infection?
My big toe has been swollen, red & sore for months. Doc thought fungal. Lost nail. 3 mts of terbinafine not helped. Pain persists. I play soccer!
Soccer toe: Pain under the toe nail can be due to worn out or poorly fitting soccer boots. Make sure you are fitted and padding the top of the toe can definitely help. Losing a nail due to a subungual (beneath the nail) hematoma is not that uncommon. Should these fail, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a red bump on the outside of my right big toe. It doesn't hurt unless I press firmly on it and then it is just a bit tender. What is it?
My big toe of foot along big toe is red tender and has pyogenic abcess, what should I do kindly tell me medications???
Big toe is red. Very tender &painful. Only painful below nail bed. Can feel a lump a little before the nail bed. What to do and what could it be?
Second toe on left foot won't heal broke foot and put in boot and told me to rest with foot up. When removed one month later, toe was red, swollen and a big, deep sore on toe. Wound care nurses treated me for 2 weeks and pronounced it healed. Saw doct
I rubbed a sore on my foot approx two weeks ago and it seems to be having hard time healing. Has a lot of redness around it. What should I do?
I have a painful red sore on each of three toes on my left foot. They hurt when I move my foot. What are some possible causes?
Friction: From shoes. If you don't know why they are there, I'd suggest you visit a doctor. ...Read more
Top of right foot slightly swollen and sore when I press on it. No redness. Been sore for a few days but only noticed swelling today. What could it be?
What can I do to treat it? It's painful. I scratched the top of my foot during my sleep and woke up with a open sore. It now has a scab with redness around it.
Wound treatment: Simple wound care includes cleansing the wounded area with soap and water daily. Apply antibiotic ointment and a sterile dressing to the area daily after cleansing. If the redness worsens, you should see your podiatrist for treatment of possible infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The toe next to my little toe has twice in the past month become red, inflamed and sore. The red color is also on the top of my foot just below the toe.
Red inflamed: This could easily be a recurrant infection that sounds worse as each episode has occurred. Sometimes there is a bone spur that has rubbed a small - or even large - hole in the toe causing this. If it were large you would probably see some drainage. Seek the help of a podiatrist - don't wait! Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my right foot I have a sore red spot right below last 3 toes.. Not on the toes. Yesterday I could barely walk it was so sore. Today still really sore but now this red spot is new?
Cellulitis: Soreness and redness, in your case sounds like too much pressure being applied to the metatarsal bones. This can occur from prolonged standing or walking with poorly cushioned shoes. You need to address this, If this pain does not subside. Then see a specialist to evaluate your problem specifically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very sore little toe on my left foot. Its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. I am unsure as to what it is?
Toes on one foot are tingly all the time, when I stand they go numb red and sore. Worse with hot weather. What could b causing this
Nerve entrapment: Possible entrapment of a neurovascular bundle in your foot. Either that, or too much Vegemite. ...Read more