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Swollen toe, dark purple colour. Is it because of shoes? Treatment?

Hello, today when I woke up I kept scratching a spot on the side of my big toe , I just assumed it was a mosquito bite and it was really itchy. However, during the day it started getting extremely sensitive so that when I touched it, it would hurt so much and walking with my shoes hurt too. Tonight when I checked the spot again, it had swollen and turned a dark purple color with a vein or blood vessel or something sticking out. I have no idea what happened? It may have to do with the shoes I wear everyday but how do I heal it? Thanks!
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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  User's Response
The probable cause of the swelling might be an infection with cellulitis.better consult a doctor and in the meantime I will put you on T.Chymerol Forte before food thrice daily with an NSAID to relieve the pain and an antibiotic DalacinC twice daily.try to avoid wearing shoes till the lesion subsides and also monitor your CBC and ESR.
Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Muhammad Akbar's  Response
Hello patient
Happy to help you
This is actually post bite infection of that area
So you need to do that
Dont need wear sheos for few days
Take antibiotic like
Capsule amoxicillin 500mg 1three times a day
Tablet dicloran 50mg three times a day
And observe for few days
If swelling or redness increases so kindly consult with doctor
Nearer to you

Take care
Dr muhammad akbar
Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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