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Why is my big toe swollen and red along nail?
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Paronychia
An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia (pear-ah-nik-ee-ah).
It is the most common hand infection and, if left untreated, can progress to a more severe infection of the entire finger or toe. Paronychia can be caused by bacteria, candida and fungal infections. See your doctor for treatment.

In brief: Paronychia
An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia (pear-ah-nik-ee-ah).
It is the most common hand infection and, if left untreated, can progress to a more severe infection of the entire finger or toe. Paronychia can be caused by bacteria, candida and fungal infections. See your doctor for treatment.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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