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Why is my big toe swollen and red along nail?

Why is my big toe swollen and red along nail?

Infection: See a podiatrist. You may need a part of the toenail removed to allow for proper drainage. Sometimes, an oral antibiotic may be necessary as well. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe swollen, red and in pain? It has a large, squishy lump around the nail?

Why is my big toe swollen, red and in pain? It has a large, squishy lump around the 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

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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?

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?

Broken Toe: You should go to see your doctor or go to an urgent care center for x-rays. It would be beneficial if you get referred to a podiatrist for final management of your sore toe. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

Contusion: 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

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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!

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

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Ripped a bit of my big toe nail off. Is it going to get swollen?

Ripped a bit of my big toe nail off. Is it going to get swollen?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Woke up with swollen/inflamed big toe. Nail is very sensitive. No trauma, or injury. Seems infected. What could this be?

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

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