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Treatment for swollen toe - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   my mom has got a swollen thumb
User :   Ok
User :   Since how long?
User :   it happened becoz a heavy iobject had fallen over it
User :   4-5 days now
User :   the swelling is not going
User :   its the toe actually
User :   Ok any Xray done
User :   What is her age/
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User :   My mom has got a swollen toe. it happened becoz a heavy iobject had fallen over it
User :   its 4-5 days now n the swlling is not going
User :   swelling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when did this incident happen? how long back?
Doctor :   was any x-ray done after the injury?
Doctor :   how old is your mom?
User :   58
User :   no xray done
User :   but she can walk
Doctor :   ok. does she have diabetes, blood pressure or cholesterol problems?
User :   sumtimes she has low bp
User :   but no other problm as such
Doctor :   ok. ask her to rate her intensity of pain on scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest value
User :   ther is no pain..only swelling
Doctor :   ok. is there any color change in skin over the swelling?
User :   nail has gone slightly bluish
User :   and the skin on that part is hinning
User :   shinning
User :   u der ?
Doctor :   ok. i would recommend you to go ahead with a sugar check with FBS, PPBS and HbA1C test to see her sugar status
Doctor :   get her x-ray done for the affected toe to rule out fractures
User :   sugar is normal..recently tested
User :   but she is able to walk..u think it cud b a fracture
Doctor :   since she is walking and with no pain, a complete fracture may not be present, but hairline fracture and ligament tears can be possible
User :   ok..any oitment ..or any home remey till such time we get the ray done
Doctor :   hot compresses with salt and volini gel (if no skin break is there)
User :   she has been using ice compress
User :   shud i ak her to stoip dat then?
Doctor :   have they been helping her?
User :   doesnt look like
Doctor :   then ask her to stop it or alternate it with hot and cold compresses
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot doc
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