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I got bit by ONE fire ant on my big toe last night. Now, my whole foot is swollen. Is this a sign of an allergy? 

I got bit by ONE fire ant on my big toe last night. Now, my whole foot is swollen. Is this a sign of an allergy? 

No: More likely, this is a reaction to the bite itself, although if this occurred several days after, it could be an infection. In either case, seek prompt medical attention! ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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


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Dual tissue growth between skin and toenail. One month ago, after going for a 3 hour hike, my big toe on my left foot felt very mildly sore and looked slightly swollen around the base of the nail. One week later, a small tissue growth developed. Two weeks

Dual tissue growth between skin and toenail. One month ago, after going for a 3 hour hike, my big toe on my left foot felt very mildly sore and looked slightly swollen around the base of the nail. One week later, a small tissue growth developed. Two weeks

See podiatrist: Some possibilities may be keratinized tissue, fungus, bacterial colonization, pyogenic granuloma....Without visualization of the lesion harder to give definitive diagnosis. A podiatrist likely can diagnose and offer treatment on seeing the toe. ...Read more

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I have two toes on one foot that are very itchy, red and slightly swollen. They are not blistered or cracked. What could it be?

I have two toes on one foot that are very itchy, red and slightly swollen. They are not blistered or cracked. What could it be?

Tinea Pedis: 9 out of 10 times the problem is athletes feet or tinea pedis which is a fungus infection of the skin. Buy an over the counter fungus cream and apply it twice a day between the toes and on the bottom of the feet for 1 week. Rub it in well. If it doesn't improve in a few days or gets worse, see a local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What could be causing swollen toes on just one foot?

What could be causing swollen toes on just one foot?

Few reasons : Which can include but not limited to infection, trauma, circulatory disturbance, etc. ...Read more

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I have sores all over my body..I used method for a year.I have been off of it for two days now..I'm done using it..my big toe and foot are swollen ?

I have sores all over my body..I used method for a year.I have been off of it for two days now..I'm done using it..my big toe and foot are swollen ?

Get checked: Given your current condition and history, I would get evaluated by a doctor immediately. If the swelling worsens, if the pain becomes unbearable or if the foot/toe becomes numb, go to an emergency room. Without knowing your details it may be useful to seek a drug rehabilitation/treatment facility additionally for continued support. I wish you success in your sobriety. ...Read more

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My big toe and side of foot is red and swollen from gout i took my meds what else can I do for pain iam 66 yr old.

Stay off your foot: If you have already been prescribed medicine to control your gout attacks, take the pressure off your foot and rest in order to help alleviate your discomfort. ...Read more

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