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I have had these small bumpies on my toe for a time, but…

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I have had these small...
I have had these small bumpies on my toe for a long time, but never did anything because they never bothered me other than maybe be a little tender occasionally. But just yesterday the little bumpies had some little spots that resemble blackheads, but they are dark reddish.
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. R. Bora, Doctor replied 6 years ago
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Are all your toes affected?

Are your nails affected?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
No, just one toe, and no, my nails are not affected. It is just on the bottom of my big toe.
Dermatologist: Dr. R. Bora, Doctor replied 6 years ago
Alright.These are not fungal infections to be sure which usually affect nail beds. however, these may be small hemangiomas or dilated blood capillaries in the bottom of the big toe from the small arteries there. These are usually of not much significance but if they are painful, you should see a dermatologist. These could be removed, if at all necessary by electrocautery . The black head could be due to deposition of sulphur / iron pigments on the spots.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Will they go away? Are they a symptom of anything bad? Should I be concerned? Thank you.
Dermatologist: Dr. R. Bora, Doctor replied 6 years ago
No, these are really not somethimg that requires active treatment but to be sure, you should get an ultrasund of the big toe to see if they are just superficial r going deep into the tissues underneath.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Do I need to go to a dermatologist for this, or can my primary care physician take care of it?
Dermatologist: Dr. R. Bora, Doctor replied 6 years ago
Sorry, to keep you waiting .

Get clinically examined by your primary care physician initially followed by a referral to a dermatologist.
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