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One of my big toes is red and swollen on one side. When i got a pedacure it hurt really bad. When things touch that spot it's really sore.?

One of my big toes is red and swollen on one side. When i got a pedacure it hurt really bad. When things touch that spot it's really sore.?

Ingrown toenail : Most probably. The pedicurist probably left a small piece in there. It causes inflammation and infection. Get it checked by a podiatrist before it gets worse ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Infection : A toe that is red and swollen is concerning for infection. This can happen when an athlete's foot infection between the toes causes an open wound which then gets infected with bacteria. Have it checked by a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more

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Soles of feet are red, tender look swollen. Hard and peeling skin on the back of toes, hard skin and sore. Used athletes foot 5 days didn't help?

Soles of feet are red, tender look swollen. Hard and peeling skin on the back of toes, hard skin and sore. Used athletes foot 5 days didn't help?

Tinea Pedis: It sounds like a tinea pedis or athletes foot. Fungus can be very resistant to medication. Put lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream as well as hydrocortisone cream 15 three times a day for a week. Also, dry feet and toes carefully, then apply gold bond powder into your socks immediately after bathing or swimming. Good luck. ...Read more

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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!

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 more

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Red, swollen and tender to touch on third toe?

Red, swollen and tender to touch on third toe?

Go See Your Doctor!: Some part of the body that is tender,red and swollen is either infected, injured, metabolically compromised, or some combination of these.So think back, did you stub your toe and also get an abrasion on it then crush grapes in a septic tank all the while forgetting to take your insulin for the last month?Then you're in a world of trouble.More likely, though,is that you have an injury or infection. ...Read more

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My pinky toe is red, swollen and tender to the touch, what's wrong?

My pinky toe is red, swollen and tender to the touch, what's wrong?

injury: Did you injure it, do you have ingrown toenail, see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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3rd toe on right foot is red, swollen and tender to touch ?

3rd toe on right foot is red, 
swollen and tender to touch ?

Infected toe?: This sounds like the making of a good infection, possible fracture, and less likely gout (but has to be considered). You need to see your doctor or local podiatrist ASAP. ...Read more

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Red tiny spots on tips of toes, tender/painful (mild pain) and swollen tip of toe. Any ideas ? Thank you for you valuable time !

Red tiny spots on tips of toes, tender/painful (mild pain) and swollen tip of toe. Any ideas ? Thank you for you valuable time !

COUPLE THINGS: Could be a skin problem, like 'athlete's foot', or a circulation problem, especially if you smoke and/or have diabetes. Should see a podiatrist, especially to R/O the latter. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen, red, and tender toe for choose to 3 months. It's worse in the morning and after long periods of standing or walking.?

See podiatrist: May need an x-ray, could have fracture of toe, an inflammatory arthropathy can be present as well. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm Mike 18yrs. Im gonna start by saying im not syre if im a diabetic. I have this sore on my foot, its not swollen or red. Ulceror plantarwart?

Hello, I'm Mike 18yrs. Im gonna start by saying im not syre if im a diabetic. I have this sore on my foot, its not swollen or red. Ulceror plantarwart?

Likely non-diabetic: It is unlikely that you have a diabetic ulcer. More than likely a wart, foreign body or puncture wound. If it does not resolve or gets worse, you would be best served by a Healthtap specialist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a severe pain at the top of the inside of my foot, it is a bit red and also swollen. It is sore all the time, even while I'm resting.

Needs evaluation: Could you have been bitten by something? have a splinter? Do shoes hurt or any type of pressure? Suggest it get looked at. Try ice, rest and wrapping you ankle. If it gets worse, starts to streak or fever see someone ASAP ...Read more

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Very sore red swollen soles of feet?? They were hard and peeling so I've been using athletes foot but feet are swelling abnormally and hurt??

Very sore red swollen soles of feet?? They were hard and peeling so I've been using athletes foot but feet are swelling abnormally and hurt??

Infection?: This may be caused by something you came in contact with...it is likely infection or a severe inflammatory reaction. See your doctor to help narrow down the diagnosis so you can be treated and get better. ...Read more

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I have a rash looking thing on my foot on the top of the foot its very itchy and sore its red brown color my foot feels very swollen. But its not?

I have a rash looking thing on my foot on the top of the foot its very itchy and sore its red brown color my foot feels very swollen. But its not?

Acute athlete's foot: The first thing that comes to mind is that this is one of the presentations of acute athlete's foot. Use drying soaks (epsom salts or dilute vinegar) and a topical antifungal... I prefer patients use lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. You can use certain-dry pads or solutions to decrease perspiration. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist and be sure to inform them of what you have tried already. ...Read more

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I shot ice day before yesterday in forearm & foot now it's swollen,red,and has fever. I've been in bed with a cold& sore throat ever since. Any sugges?

I shot ice day before yesterday in forearm & foot now it's swollen,red,and has fever. I've been in bed with a cold& sore throat ever since. Any sugges?

See a doctor : This has me concerned – I think you have a infection from where you injected those drugs. This can progress, including infection of the bloodstream, with organ dysfunction and possibly death if not treated properly. Sorry to scare you, but you need to get help right away. Doctors are professionals – you should not be judged for drug use – and medical records are private. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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I have pain on the out side edge of my foot, on the bone 1/2 way down my foot. It is red, swollen and very tender.What should I do?

I have pain on the out side edge of my foot, on the bone 1/2 way down my foot. It is red, swollen and very tender.What should I do?

See Podiatrist: Several possibilities. Probably need x-ray to furhter evaluate. Sounds like you are referring to 5th metatarsal base with is subject to avulsion fracture. ...Read more

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My toe is itchy and swollen but not sore ?

My toe is itchy and swollen but not sore ?

Wash: Wash it with mild soap and water and observe for a few minutes. if red and swollen please get thoroughly checked by a doctor. You could have athletes foot or an infection ...Read more

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I broke my big toe in April and been told break has healed but it's still swollen and really.sore wen put weight on it. Why is this ?

I broke my big toe in April and been told break has healed but it's still swollen and really.sore wen put weight on it. Why is this ?

Re-xray?: Was an x-ray done to confirm the healing? If not, that is where I would start first. If the x-ray showed healing then consider talking to your orthopedic doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is wrong with the base of big toe..So much pain, redness, swollen, can't really walk on it and it keeps cracking and popping when I do walk on it?

What is wrong with the base of big toe..So much pain, redness, swollen, can't really walk on it and it keeps cracking and popping when I do walk on it?

Hallux Limitus: Hallux limitus is a painful arthritic condition of the big toe joint where the toe meets the foot. Cortisone injections , icing, antiinflammatories, and orthotics are very helpful. Ultimately you may need surgery to clean out the joint and decompress the joint for more motion. You may also be suffering from an acute gout attack of the joint. The treatment is similar. See a podiatrist! ...Read more