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His little toe is very swollen, red and painful. He works outdoors in the cold but can't remember banging it at any time to cause injury.?

His little toe is very swollen, red and painful. He works outdoors in the cold but can't remember banging it at any time to cause injury.?

Inflammation....: You have described the cardinal signs of classic inflammation. Not necessarily an infection, but certainly inflamed. All flannel aside, the toe needs to be examined. Sooner is always better than later, just in case a easy treatment can end the problem quickly. ...Read more

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


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Blister on my toe caused by running popped yesterday. Is now red and painful, feels a little swollen. Could it be infected?

Blister on my toe caused by running popped yesterday. Is now red and painful, feels a little swollen. Could it be infected?

Wash it: Make sure you have washed it well and then add a band-aid. Don't run until its better. If it gets worse fo to urgent care ...Read more

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I have a small area of pinpoint sized blisters on the side of my large toe. Slightly swollen skin, but no pain or itching. Any causes or treatments?

I have a small area of pinpoint sized blisters on the side of my large toe. Slightly swollen skin, but no pain or itching. Any causes or treatments?

Blister: Blisters are usually caused by friction and moisture. You may have rubbing in your shoes due to both the shoe and your foot shape. Try uses spray deodorant to decrease moisture, then change up shoe gears or use wider shoes. Lastly if continues, see your doctor for possible imaging and evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My foot started hurting this afternoon it has a small bruise a little swollen and very painful I cant think of anything that I hit it on to cause it?

My foot started hurting this afternoon it has a small bruise a little swollen and very painful I cant think of anything that I hit it on to cause it?

Foot hurting: Please have someone you know take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The team should have no trouble caring for your pain.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Hi dr I have a toe that is a little swollin and causes pain when its touched. I believe it might be a ingrown toe nail or blister.

Could be: It certainly could be an ingrown toe nail, which would cause your toe to be red, swollen, and painful. I would not hesitate to be seen and treated. ...Read more

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Both of my little toes are red and swollen is there anything at home I can do?

Both of my little toes are red and swollen is there anything at home I can do?

Shoes or Toes.: The first thing to do is find the cause of the redness and swelling. Since it involves both little toes, my first guess is that your shoes have something to do with it. Of course, the other way to look at it is that your toes are to big. The solution is to change the style of the shoes or change the style of the toes. I go for a serious reconsideration in shoe style and fit. ...Read more

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What causes swollen toes?

What causes swollen toes?

If ALL your toes are: Swollen, chances are it's not a foot problem, but a problem in retaining fluid. The only reason the fluid collects in the toes is because of gravity. If you stood on your head all day, your head would swell.

The 4 most common causes of fluid retention are heart, lung, liver & kidney. It's important to find out the cause before treatment can be made. ...Read more

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What could cause red / swollen toes?

What could cause red / swollen toes?

Many reasons: You could have infection, inflamation, arthritis, auto immune disease, vascular problems. These are some reasons there are many more. ...Read more

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What could cause my pinky toe to be swollen and red?

What could cause my pinky toe to be swollen and red?

Pinky toe: Your pinky toe can become swollen and red from many different reasons. An ingrown toenail with an infection can cause this and also trauma to the toe can also cause these symptoms. You should be seen by a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the cause of my swollen toes? Middle ones are worse.

What's the cause of my swollen toes? Middle ones are worse.

Circulation, arthriti: Vascular condition or arthritity of some form. See podiatrist and family doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my toe that has caused my entire big toe to be swollen and achy, almost 24 hrs later. Should I be concerned?

I have a bug bite on my toe that has caused my entire big toe to be swollen and achy, almost 24 hrs later. Should I be concerned?

Risk of sepsis: Yes, you should be concerned. Have your toe evaluated by your doctor ASAP or go to the emergency room. It might turn out to be nothing but you need a doctor's examination to determine that. ...Read more

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What can cause red swollen toes?

Several: Certain condition can cause this such as raynaulds phenomenum. This is a benign condition of spasms of the venous/end arterioles of the digits. Cold and stress and smoking are triggers. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen fingers and toes?

What can cause swollen fingers and toes?

Heat: Is one thing, rheumatoid arthritis is another, some other arthropathies as well, psoriatic arthritis is another. An arthritic work up is warranted assuming it is not heat related. ...Read more

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The bottom of my toes sore little swollen?

Difficult to answer: Did you injure your toes? How about touching something that you're allergic to? Is it just your toes or your feet and ankles? You can consult me and I can discuss your case further. Good luck. ...Read more

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My little baby toe is swollen and it burns?

My little baby toe is swollen and it burns?

Assuming there: Was no trauma to it you may have an infection which sometimes occurs as a result of athletes foot from the webspace or for a bead pedicure. Alternatively, there could be a bursitis from the pinky toe from wearing shoes that were too small. ...Read more

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What caused my big toe swollen and red?

Possibilities: Gout, infection, trauma are most likely ones. Was there any break in skin or injury? If not, may be gout. See podiatrist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen, red, painful, and sometimes itchy toes only in the winter season?

Erythromelagia?: This is characterized by burning pain and warmth and redness of the extremities. Although your description does not completely match what is considered erythromelagia this is the characteristic description. Itchy toes always make one think of fungus infection - athletes foot. In winter wearing heavier shoes and boots may be involved, or else you are allergic to your winter boots. ...Read more

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My little toe started hurting yesterday evening. Since I woke up this morning, the pain has really increased, the toe is now visibly swollen and I can?

Varies: I would not hesitate to be seen, multiple potential considerations. Among the top three are probably an infectious problem, an inflammatory condition such as gout, or a pressure phenomena. A good exam can likely distinguish between multiple causes. ...Read more

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My child has a calluse on her pinky toe and it looks a little swollen what do I do?

My child has a calluse on her pinky toe and it looks a little swollen what do I do?

Wart or callous?: Hard to say based on your description. Strange for a kid to get a single callous on pinky toe, although I suppose it is possible. It is more likely a type of wart, for which an OTC salycilic acid preparation may be used. Neither callouses nor warts "swell." They do grow in size; but if there's swelling or redness, that is inflammation, possibly related to infection, which should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 22mo has red swollen toes and fingers. What can cause this?

My 22mo has red swollen toes and fingers. What can cause this?

See doc: The sudden onset of swollen toes and fingers in a toddler, is worrying, please call your doc or take your tot to an UC or ER if you cannot reach your doc. ...Read more

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What would cause my daughter's second toe to be red, swollen, painful?

Depends: What age is your daughter? It could be juvenile ra. It could be something as simple as an ingrown toenail (paronychia). See your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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I had a pedicure 3 days ago and now my toe is red and a little swollen. What can I do to treat this at home?

Not so Fast.: I'm not sure that the best way to go about handling this potential problem is trying self treatment. Your description is one of a developing cellulitis. The causative agent is either physical pressure from a sharpened nail or the beginning of a bacterial infection. Either cause is best treated by direct examination and implementing the best treatment which may necessitate the use of antibiotics. ...Read more