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Big toe - December 29th 2012, 07:05 AM

I've attached the picture of how the toe looks like but it's really gross so if you can't handle gross, I can just explain it.
Ok so I've had this problem with my toe for about 5 months and it just came out of nowhere. It's like, there's a bump at the side of the toe and the side of the nail is just clumping up a bunch of bloody pus and the top part of the toe is real sensative, as is the the side and sometimes the entire toe. The skin around the bump is all dry and easily but painfully can be pulled off. The bump is reddish pinkish and it hurts real bad when I wear socks that are too tight or shoes that are too close to the toe or when I walk too much. It hurts super bad if I tap on it lightly and sometimes it just hurts for no good reason. Both me and my mom have no idea what it is or how to cure it. I can't go see a doctor right now because of insurance problems and inability to pay if I do go anyways.
Any idea of what this could be/of how to get rid of it?
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Re: Big toe - December 29th 2012, 07:11 AM

it sounds, and looks, like a bad infection. you HAVE to go to a doctor, have the pus drained and get it fixed up! You can't leave this for too long, you could get scepsis (infection in the blood) and it could seriously make you ill or even hospitalise you. You need to get it looked at!
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Re: Big toe - December 29th 2012, 02:32 PM

Hey there,

I'm not a doctor and therefore can't diagnose you but it looks and sounds like an ingrown toenail, which can be very painful. It's basically when the toenail curls and pierces the skin and causes symptoms like yours. You can treat them yourself and there are several things you can do, such as ; taking care of your feet and washing them regularly using soap and wate, trim the nail to help prevent it continuing to dig into the surrounding skinand making it worse, gently push the skin away from the nail using a cotton bud and wear comfortable shoes that are not too tight and provide space around your toes. If it gets worse or just doesn't get better you should see your doctor as sometimes they need surgery.

If you are worried i would suggest seeing your doctor anyway.
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Re: Big toe - December 30th 2012, 08:15 AM

Thank you two for your replies. Aah! I did not want hear that, sugery may be needed?
I'll see if I can go to a free clinic or something. Oi vey.


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