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the tips of my toes on one foot are very red swollen and hurt

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the tips of my toes on one foot are very red swollen and hurt to the touch and a bit hard. started about a week ago, Now the middle toe is swollen at the tip and hard to the touch and very sore. Hard to wear a shoe very sore.especially middle toe.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 years ago.
Any medical problems?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No I have nothing major wrong with me,I just had cardio workup and blood work all normal. go for all my annual checkups and mamo . this just came about a week agoIt has been very cold in NY and I have been having very cold feet but this feels like an infection kind of thing going on because they are hard and sore to the touch.and rubbing against a sock is very sore.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 years ago.
I should show this to an ER doc today.
Cellulites is a possibility and if this old can become advanced.
Antibiotic treatment would be needed immediately.
Circulation problems.
The result of frost bite.
The ER can do doppler studies to see if the circulation is OK.
Good luck
let me know if you have further questions

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