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Doctor insights on: Sore Hair Follicle On Big Toe

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Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more


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By me not having hair on my toes does it mean there's something wrong with me. I only ever get one hair on each big toe, my mom, sisters havehairy toes.

By me not having hair on my toes does it mean there's something wrong with me. I only ever get one hair on each big toe, my mom, sisters havehairy toes.

Consider it a...: With all the billions of dollars spent each year on hair removal, just because people don't want to have hairs here or hairs there, consider it a blessing if a woman does not have hairy toes. ...Read more

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I droped a hair dryer on my foot right under the big toe. Looks a little bruise but hurts. Is it fractured?

I droped a hair dryer on my foot right under the big toe. Looks a little bruise but hurts. Is it fractured?

Maybe: Could be, but we don't do much for toe fractures other than a post-op (rigid sole) shoe and weight bear as tolerated. ...Read more

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I am suffering from a sore big toe what can I do?

I am suffering from a sore big toe what can I do?

Sore toe: If the pain lasts for more than a week you may need to see a Podiatrist. You could have a fracture, ingrown toenail, or even gout, just to name a few possibilities ...Read more

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Can a pressure sore cause loss of the? Big toe?

Can a pressure sore cause loss of the? Big toe?

Yes: If not taken care of properly. If a person has comornidities factors like diabetes, neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease these are factors that would place the patient under high risk. A doctor, i.E podiatrist should be seen asap. ...Read more

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M57, prediabetic, fasting glucose 120, should I be worried about little sore on the bottom of big toe.

M57, prediabetic, fasting glucose 120, should I be worried about little sore on the bottom of big toe.

Yes!!!: Little sores or wounds can quickly develop to big problems leading to infection, amputation, etc. See a podiatrist today, don't delay! You need a specialist asap! ...Read more

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I have not hurt my big toe, right, but all underneath the nail it looks bruised. It's not sore at all?!

Blood under nail.: Purplish to black discoloration under toe nails with no history of injury, is due to shoe pressure on the nails. It will grow off in several months. Buy longer shoes and/or with higher toe boxes. ...Read more

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About 3 months ago I dropped a soup can on my big toe which bled and broke skin. Today its still really sore and sometimes my foot will lock. Why?

About 3 months ago I dropped a soup can on my big toe which bled and broke skin. Today its still really sore and sometimes my foot will lock. Why?

Follow up needed: It is likely that you broke a bone in your foot with something that heavy striking it. If so, then that would have caused you to change the way that you bear weight on your foot and how you walk. If so, you may have caused secondary problems such as tendinitis. The pain may be due to that or simply that the fracture has not healed or is healing. An x ray will tell you and your doc the answer. ...Read more

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I have a hard bit on my big toe. It is sometimes sore. What is this? Think it is from rubbing with my socks

I have a hard bit on my big toe. It is sometimes sore. What is this? Think it is from rubbing with my socks

Dermatology Question: Hello:

Pinch callouses on the great toe are very common but without examining your feet, the skin issue could be more than a callous. If it is a standard pinch callous, weekly reduction will help reduce the soreness considerably. However, unless you are sure it is a callous, I would not reduce the callous without an examination. ...Read more

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Does bunion make my big toe sore and stiff?

Does bunion make my big toe sore and stiff?

Bunions: Can be assisted with a stiff sore joint but do not necessarily make this occur ...Read more

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Ball of foot under big toe on left foot is sore when pressure is applied. Pain has come and gone over last several weeks.

Ball of foot under big toe on left foot is sore when pressure is applied. Pain has come and gone over last several weeks.

Possible sesamoiditi: Pain under the first metatarsal can be a sesamoidiitiss. This condition is related to improper shoe gear If you are performing more kneel in or squatting this condition will increase. You should wear more rigid soled shoe gear. If that does kit help then you will need to have an X-ray and be evaluated. Good luck ...Read more

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Dropped glass bottle on big toe went black now half nail off n sore to touch is this ok? Do I need to cover it? Will it grow back?

Dropped glass bottle on big toe went black now half nail off n sore to touch is this ok? Do I need to cover it? Will it grow back?

Subungal hematoma: The bruise that you have is called subungal hematoma. If it is recent and the toe is swollen, you will need to decompress the pressure built up by hematoma. This is done by by piercing a sterile needle in the nail plate to relieve this pressure. If uncertain, then see professionals for care. If the nail plate is still intact, it will push out the subungal hematoma and you just clip it or trim it. ...Read more

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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!?

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

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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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Redness in big toe has happened about 4x this year. Lasts about a month. Some soreness

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 more

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I have had a verruca like sore on the top of my big toe. What can I do to remove it?

I have had a verruca like sore on the top of my big toe. What can I do to remove it?

Verruca like?: Make sure you know what it is before attempting anyhting. It is not likely, but is possible to have a skin cancer. It could also be a callous, obviously the treatment is quite different. A podiatrist or dermatologist should be able to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more