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The bottom of my toe is swollen and red. I think I stepped…

The bottom of my...

The bottom of my toe is swollen and red. I think I stepped on something but I can't see anything. the bottom of toe is very painful to the touch

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?

So far I have been soaking in warm water in the morning its helped a bit but not alot

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No it really feels like I stepped on something. it feels like when you have a sliver

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6/5/2018
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How old are you? How long are you having this pain and swelling? Do you have a picture?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Iam 68 and its been like this for 3 days.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
no, I cant AFFORD THAT

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Are you able to take picture? You can upload here using file/clip icon.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
idont know how to send a photo

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I don't know how to do that I cant access "file/clip"
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are you getting the photo?

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Thanks!

I see the red and swollen area. There is an opening as well, may be pus or discharge is coming out. There is some bulging as well which may have pus collected inside.

How severe is the pain? Do you have fever?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
the bulge was me trying to see if something was in there. I did that this morning after soaking foot in hot water when I pulled it out the skin was in a round circle and white. I though b trying to open it it would draw out any stuff that would be in there. only a little bit came out before I couldn't ' take the pain of squeezing it
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
no fever
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I really think something is in there but I don't know if the soaking will draw it out

Thanks for the information.

The area is certainly infected as we see redness, discharge, and pain. If there is no foreign body and abscess has not formed, then you can manage it by using OTC neosporin. However, if there is something inside, it will not go away as it has to be removed. You can try neosporin and clean the area with antiseptic solution and see if you feel better. If no recovery, or you develop more pain and fever, then visit you PCP for proper examination.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thanks Doc. After soaking in the moring i have out neosporin and a bandiad on it. it it doesn't get better i will have to go to the doctor.
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