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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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