My 6 year old woke up with a swollen foot and big toe, what could be the cause?

Possible infection. Your youngster may have traumatized the foot or possibly has an infected toe/foot. See your ped dr and have it evaluated.

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Broke my big toe about 2 full wks ago. Toe still gets tingly and swollen, foot swells too. Toe sticks up. How long does this last?

4-6 wks. It takes 4-6 weeks for bone to heal, however your toe should not be sticking up. You should see a foot and ankle specialist and have it x-rayed. Read more...

Broke 4 bones and chipped a bone in foot 2 wks ago. Perfect alignment so boot was put on. Woke up yest. With red swollen foot & a lot more pain?

No time for Gout. Red swollen foot with a lot of pain, especially after an injury, could be several things. My first thought is you are experiencing a gout attack. This is not that unusual for post menopausal women. I would expect that foot is also very warm and an off red color. There is a possibility of a phlebitis, however, not so common in the foot. To remove all doubt, see you doctor or go to immed. care. Read more...
Recheck. If you are worse after 2 weeks a number of problems may have occurred such as displaced bones or infection. Be checked to see why you are not getting better. You may need a new XR and be immobilized in a cast. All the best. Be seen! Read more...

Can a swollen foot/ankle be caused by diabetes? Just one side everyday for 3 years. Not DVT, activity doesn't help.

Chronic injury. Without more information, it is difficult to make an assessment. This could be a variation in the way your body distributes fat due to a lipoma (focal fat deposit) or it could be due to chronic injury. With a history of diabetes, you may be developing loss of sensation to your foot and hurting it repeatedly. Consult your doctor. Read more...

Foot big toe hurts so bad - swollen foot big toe - the doctor said in the report (there are dorsalis pedis artery monophasic) - angioma was 6 days ago?

poor blood flow... If your physician was prompted to request a blood flow study, then there must be some issues or compromise in your blood flow to your legs and feet. The pain your having is called claudication - pain from decreased blood flow. You should follow with your pcp or vascular specialist asap to fully evaluate the bloodflow in your legs. If you smoke - stop today. Read more...

What is the best way to treat an infected burn injury on a swollen foot of a 4yr old boy?

Burn. You would be best served by having your physician or wound specialist take a look to evaluate the extent and depth of the burn and infection....To rec antibiotics if needed, proper wound care and dressings. What was the nature of the burn? Thermal ? Chemical ? Any symptoms....Fevers, chills..? Any redness or drainage ? I would strongly recommend having this child seen immediately .. Read more...
Burn injury. Taake a culture of the burn area. Clean area with anti bacterial soap . Apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Treat with oral or IV antibiotics as necessary with the sensitive antibiotic for at least 10-14 days. Read more...
Infected burn. First, it is imperative to determine if there is an actual infection or just an inflammatory reaction (common in burns). If there is an infection, i try to treat topically with products such as silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or mupirocion ointment. Your dr can determine if oral/parenteral antibiotics are necessary. A visit to a burn specialist would be the most appropriate course to follow at this point. Read more...
Burn. Seek medical assistance right away . Burns are nothing to medicate at home - seek an emergency appointment with your podiatrist or head for an emergency room without delay. Read more...

What are causes for swollen foot/ankle, no discoloration (male, 53, frequent flier, desk job)? What specialization should I see?

Possible phlebitis. A swollen foot/ankle in a frequent flier could be deep venous thrombophlebitis (dvt)/inflamed veins in your calf, especially if there is pain in your calf. You should call your primary care physician (pcp) immediately and if you don't have a pcp then go to urgent care. Dvt is associated with blood clots in the calf that can break off and go to the lung which is very dangerous condition. Read more...
Many possibilities. A deep venous thrombosis (DVT) could do it but it would be usual and you have already checked that out. A DVT in the foot can occur but they are rare, hard to find and aren't usually looked for. Superficial thrombophlebitis of the foot can happen too but they are usually painful. It could easily be related to an strain or injury, especially chronic. I would see a podiatrist. Read more...
See your Dr. He or she can evaluate you and if necessary send you to a specialist. Read more...