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On my second toe in it has been swelled on the tip of it and bruised looking the last few weeks.. Swelling is gettin worse in the last few days. ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: You may have an

Infection you should see a doctor for evaluation and treatment.
You may need to be on antibiotics...

In brief: You may have an

Infection you should see a doctor for evaluation and treatment.
You may need to be on antibiotics...
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Scott Keith
There is a possibility that the toe was injured. This could be causing some left over bruising to the area.
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Mallet toe.

Swelling with bruising in the area of the tip of the second toenail usually means trauma.
Perhaps not the gross trauma, like kicking something, but the subtle low grade type. Many times the second toe is longer than the first. The extra length puts the tip of the toe in a position easily hurt by shoes, socks or even lightly bumping something repeatedly. Not much to do other than protecting it.

In brief: Mallet toe.

Swelling with bruising in the area of the tip of the second toenail usually means trauma.
Perhaps not the gross trauma, like kicking something, but the subtle low grade type. Many times the second toe is longer than the first. The extra length puts the tip of the toe in a position easily hurt by shoes, socks or even lightly bumping something repeatedly. Not much to do other than protecting it.
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