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Why Is My Big Toe Swollen And Red Along Nail
A game of Squish....: It certainly sounds like some sort of inflammatory process going on. It could be secondary to a variety of causes. Gout, infection, paronychia and cellulitis are all possible. To remove all doubt, you might consult with your own doctor or perhaps a Healthtap physician. ...Read more
I dropped a 60 pound log on my left big toe and now the nail is purple and the area just below the nail is red and swollen. Is it broken?
For about two weeks now, I've noticed a slowly increasing pain at the base of my big toe nail and the area is red and slightly swollen. What is it?
Paronychia - Yuk!!: Your description is classic for a condition known as paronychia. The nail in general is inflamed and probably infected. The nail is not necessarily ingrown, as onychocryptosis, but both conditions are similar. A common cause is aggressive pedicure where the cuticle was violated. You may nee to have it evaluated, and appropriate antibiotics prescribed to prevent a more involved remedy. ...Read more
Hi! So I cut my big toe nail to short on the side and now it has a a red swollen semi white looks like it may have fluid bump on it. Pto in page -jm?
Ingrown toenail: When toenails are trimmed too short they can impale the flesh as they grow forward causing pain, redness, drainage. Trimming the offending border out can often cause it to become worse if you don't get the entire margin out. It can also cause it to have temporary relief only to return, again, when the nail grows. Seek medical attention from your local podiatrist. ...Read more
Husband smashed big toe week ago. Nail is working its way off. Toe has been very red, nail has been oozing and ankle is very swollen. Is this concerning?
Yes: Undos like the toe is infected, see a doc for antibiotics.... ...Read more
Big toe is a little red, peeling a bit/dry skin and a little swollen also nail looks to be cracking a bit? What to do and what is wrong?
Stubbed my big toe many times due to dizzyness, base of the nail is bright red and toe is swollen and bruised, can bend without pain. What is wrong?
You have caused a contusion to your toe and toenail. I expect the toenail will come off and a new one will grow. All ias well. THE QUESTION IS WHY ARE YOU DIZZY//
Probably should connect with your PCP ...Read more
Skin near my big toe is swollen and red but it does not look like a growing in toe nail. What doctor should I go to see?
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Tried to dig out hang nail on big toe, made deep puncture wound : (2 days later, swollen, red, pus, PAINFUL, radiates, throbbing, can't walk. Go to ER?
Dr??: Better to see a Dr if you can. ER otherwise. ...Read more
My big toe has been swollen, red & sore for months. Doc thought fungal. Lost nail. 3 mts of terbinafine not helped. Pain persists. I play soccer!
Soccer toe: Pain under the toe nail can be due to worn out or poorly fitting soccer boots. Make sure you are fitted and padding the top of the toe can definitely help. Losing a nail due to a subungual (beneath the nail) hematoma is not that uncommon. Should these fail, see your doctor. ...Read more
Left big toe swollen red painful around the outer side &botttom corner of nail. Never had joint pain. Doctor said gout podatrist said ingrown nail. So?
I stubbed my toe and it split the nail and I had to cut it off, now its very swollen, red, and infected. My whole foot is swelling up from it.
See doc now!: An infection that is spreading is very serious. Go to an ER or UC now. You don't want it spreading farther! ...Read more
I stepped on an old nail 2 days ago and it punctured my foot now the top of my foot is red and swollen and sore. Idklast tetanus shot. Is it too late?
15lb weight gain in week, very swollen left leg, hand, foot. Pain URQ, back, left foot has red lines, not raised or itchy. High WBC, fever, sweating.
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Possibly: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more
What can I do if my big toe on my right is swollen and has puss on the corner of the nail. What do I do?
Soak...see the Doc: Begin soaking your toe in a white vinegar/water (1:4 ratio) solution and contact your podiatrist. The vinegar solution will help reduce the degree of pain and as an acid counters the basic ph that occurs with the pus. If you notice streaking moving towards the foot (eg. Cellulitis), that becomes more an emergent and needs to be seen in the urgent care/er. ...Read more
What is wrong with the base of big toe. So much pain, redness, swollen, can't really walk on it and it keeps cracking and popping when I do walk on it?
Hallux Limitus: Hallux limitus is a painful arthritic condition of the big toe joint where the toe meets the foot. Cortisone injections, icing, antiinflammatories, and orthotics are very helpful. Ultimately you may need surgery to clean out the joint and decompress the joint for more motion. You may also be suffering from an acute gout attack of the joint. The treatment is similar. See a podiatrist! ...Read more
My big toe nail isn't growing and there is a redness around the nail origin, I took anti-biotic pills but it still the same.
Paronychia: Sometimes the infection gets into the Cuticle area and affects the growth of the nail. See a Podiatrist that specializes in the feet/nail conditions of the foot and if properly evaluated and treated, you should be soon on your way to recovery. Best wishes. ...Read more
Woke up with swollen/inflamed big toe. Nail is very sensitive. No trauma, or injury. Seems infected. What could this be?
Probably ingrown....: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more
There is some swelling under my toe nail on the big toe. At times puss comes from the swollen area on top of the nail. Help?
My big toe is swollen and purple and blood and puss is coming out aroud the nail what is going on thare is pain also
You might have an infected ingrown toenail. You'll not only need a course of oral antibiotics, but will need to have that piece of nail that's stuck in your skin removed.
It's a simple and easy office procedure. No pain, no disability, and you'll feel better immediately.
Go see a foot doctor! ...Read more
My big toe base purple swollen post nail removal trauma. 5% pain 3 docs said looks good can take 5 months for it to go away. How do I speed recovery?
You do not: Be patient. It is important to heal well. So take your time and heal properly ...Read more
Yesterday I dropped a plate on my big toe and it straight down landed below my toe nail where it ends. It's bruised, cut & swollen. What should I do?
I have a black spot on my big toe, right foot, under the nail, the size of a B-B. It does not hurt, not swollen, not reddish, not growing, after 1 wk.
Spots under nails: If it has Ben there for a while, you need to have it evaluated by a doctor. If you banged your toe or it developed after some kind of trauma, it should go away. And if it doesn't you should see your doctor. ...Read more
The bottom pad of my left big toe is swollen. No pain or redness, just puffy on the pad. Did not injure it. No ingrown toenail. Any ideas what it is?
Fat pad: , there is a fat pad present underneath the toes or metatarsal pads. ...Read more
I injured my big toe. The joint behind the nail of the big toe seems to be the problem. It has a swollen bump on top. I jammed the toe while playing.
Big toe: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will take good care of your feet! ...Read more
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
I trapped my toe under the sofa and was pushed backwards jarring. My big toe and it is all red and swollen and tingly what should I do?
Ouch.: It sounds as though you may have damaged either the bones in the toe, soft tissue enveloping the toe or both. The amount of bruising and swelling is usually a pretty good indicator on the extent of the injury. Apply ice and elevate the foot. Check for up and down toe movement and strength. It could be that an x-ray will be needed to remove all doubt as to the severity of the damage. ...Read more
Red toe: If you did not injure your toe, the onset of a red swollen toe is usually secondary to an infection. You should have your Toe checked. ...Read more
It's not unusual: But it's a good idea to make sure they aren't infected. Usually, you see the doc in follow up and they can check them at that point in time. Follow your post nail avulsion instructions. If any doubt call your doc. ...Read more
I have tiny red dots below the nail of one big toe. What are they? What is the cure? Are they infectious?
See a podiatrist: It may be anything from a bacterial infection to a variety of athletes foot. Have it examined by a podiatrist or dermatologist ...Read more
Woke up on Tuesday with a very swollen big toe. It’s red and warm to the touch. Can’t bend it. Possibility of gout or something else?
Gout can do this: You certainly describe the presentation of gout. The big toe is extremely common place for gout to affect. However, you are young for gout unless you have a medical issues such as kidney problems or other rare medical conditions. I assume you did not injure the toe. You need to be evaluated where labs can be checked including a uric acid level and kidney function. Joint aspiration also may be done ...Read more
For a month, the front of my big toe has been extremely sensitive. For two days, the front and side of my toe nail is visibly red. What should I do?
Find Help: Sounds like an ingrown nail that may becoming infected. I don't know why it occurred in the last 2 days, but too short or tight shoes may have made it worse. You need the side of the nail that is red removed, soaking in warm water with Epsom salts will help, possibly antibiotics needed if redness is not resolved in a few days. ...Read more
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