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Sore Hair Follicle On Big Toe
I have a large sore on my big toe. Its been there for two weeks and it has hair growing from it. Its very itchy and it bleeds also. What should I do?
Start with your pcp: There may be an infection or skin lesion that may need to be treated or biopsied. ...Read more
A few small itchy red sores at root of hair follicle on testicles, slightly sore? Also have a small closed red sore under cuticle of thumb, related?
Amass in groin. 5*.5 CM hard, not tender or painfull. Attached to skin slightly raised over skin. Not related to hair follicle. No other sys?
There are many: Possibilities, see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more
Have 4th cold sore in two weeks. Itchy burning rash infecting hair follicles all over legs. Sore throat. Earaches. Cbc showed viral. Which one & help?
See doctor: Unfortunately you will have to see your doctor to get help. ...Read more
I was thrown in to menopause due to female problems can this make my hair follicles and scalp sour and tender to the touch? What can I do to help it?
Please have your primary doctor refer you to a skin specialist doctor!
Let me know how things go! ...Read more
I work in a nursery and hand foot and mouth disease is spreading. Large red spot under thumb, temp of 37.7, sore head and nausea. Could I be getting?
Early symptoms: Yes, you couldbe showing early symptoms of hand-foot --and mouth disease. ...Read more
I have this hole in the bottom of my foot. It is very small but clearly a whole. It is tender when I touch it and looks like a little pin head. Help!
Plantar wart: This is a wart. A plantar wart. ...Read more
Not a clue: You're not stepping on it are you? ...Read more
Derm: Make an appointment with a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
See derm: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options for this. ...Read more
Hi, last Friday I had an abscess cut and drained on my big toe where toe hairs typically grow. I've been told to soak it, should I use Epsom salts?
Soaking: Soak the toe in Epsom salt and warm water for 5-20 min daily for 1 week. ...Read more
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.
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
Ingrown toenail: Podiatrist can help u you quickly.Get a more detailed answer ›
M57, prediabetic, fasting glucose 120, should I be worried about little sore on the bottom of big toe.
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
The ball of my right foot has been sore for over a year. Now there is a burning feeling in the big toe and other toes?
I've been wearing a very thin sole shoe so I think there has been more pressure on my big toe. Now I have a painful sore spot under my big toe.
You might: Of self diagnosed correctly, so wear something thicker like a sneaker and see if you get better. ...Read more
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
I have a hard bit on my big toe. It is sometimes sore. What is this? Think it is from rubbing with my socks
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
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
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
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
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
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