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Swollen Little Toes Causes
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.?
Blister on my toe caused by running popped yesterday. Is now red and painful, feels a little swollen. Could it be infected?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Circulation, arthriti: Vascular condition or arthritity of some form. See podiatrist and family doctor. ...Read more
See a foot doctor: Have x-rays taken to rule out a fracture. Blood work may or may not be in order. ...Read more
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
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
No idea: This is one of those things where a doc needs to exam and see the toe. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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