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Big toe swollen, slightly painful & red at both sides of the toenail?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ingrown toenail
Sounds like an ingrown toenail.
But to be safe, and for treatment, i would suggest checking in with a specialist.

In brief: Ingrown toenail
Sounds like an ingrown toenail.
But to be safe, and for treatment, i would suggest checking in with a specialist.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Poorly cut toenails
If one does not cut the nail straight at the edge or with a slight curve, it will get red and inflammed, which usually means the cut went low and into the cuticle.
That area is also the most common to get an acute gouty episode, but this is usually one foot and mostly very painful.

In brief: Poorly cut toenails
If one does not cut the nail straight at the edge or with a slight curve, it will get red and inflammed, which usually means the cut went low and into the cuticle.
That area is also the most common to get an acute gouty episode, but this is usually one foot and mostly very painful.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Infection
Nail borders have broken the skin causing bacteria to develop in the area.

In brief: Infection
Nail borders have broken the skin causing bacteria to develop in the area.
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
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In brief: Abscess
Abscess caused by ingrown nail.

In brief: Abscess
Abscess caused by ingrown nail.
Dr. Albert Larocca
Dr. Albert Larocca
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
In brief: Painful toe
Likely gout but could be cellulitis.
Needs evaluation.

In brief: Painful toe
Likely gout but could be cellulitis.
Needs evaluation.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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