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The toe next to my big to is red swollen and painful to touch? How can I tell infection from a jammed toe?
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In brief: INFECTION SIGNS
Jamming your toe frequently impacts the nail into the skin.
Pain (but, a broken toe will be painful too), redness, and drainage are seen with an infection. You should see a podiatrist to determine if an infection is present, maybe an x-ray to check for a break. Sincerely, Dr. Latva

In brief: INFECTION SIGNS
Jamming your toe frequently impacts the nail into the skin.
Pain (but, a broken toe will be painful too), redness, and drainage are seen with an infection. You should see a podiatrist to determine if an infection is present, maybe an x-ray to check for a break. Sincerely, Dr. Latva
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Dr. James Martens
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Red toe
Redness and swelling and pain can be from both.
Is it draining? Is it getting better with time or worse? Did you jam it and then after a day or two it got red and swollen? If it's draining or getting worse rather than better or there was a bit of a delay before getting red and sore then concern for infection is higher. You should find an Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon near you.

In brief: Red toe
Redness and swelling and pain can be from both.
Is it draining? Is it getting better with time or worse? Did you jam it and then after a day or two it got red and swollen? If it's draining or getting worse rather than better or there was a bit of a delay before getting red and sore then concern for infection is higher. You should find an Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon near you.
Dr. James Martens
Dr. James Martens
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Or from gout
Go see a doctor. You cannot tell without exam and testing, and if you guess wrong the consequences could be severe.

In brief: Or from gout
Go see a doctor. You cannot tell without exam and testing, and if you guess wrong the consequences could be severe.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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