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Suggest treatment for pustule on big left toe

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: My left big toe has a little sac of colorless puss on its outer side. If I press on the sac it will drain,but then fill up again.
what is it and how to handle it
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Let me know some more detail-

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

Before I answer your question, let me know some more detail-
Whether it is painful on press or not.
From how many days it was present.
Whether it increases in size or not.
If you wish you can upload the image of sac so that I can help you in better ways.

Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta (6 hours later)
hi,
it is not painful when pressed. it been there for 2 days and not showing any growth.
attached images.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Apply some compression bandage over it.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

It seems to be collection of serous fluid due to irritation in the area. Nothing to worry as it is not painful. Apply some compression bandage over it.

If it become painful or increases in size then get it checked out by your doctor for drainage.

Warm regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for pustule on big left toe

Brief Answer: Let me know some more detail- Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Before I answer your question, let me know some more detail- Whether it is painful on press or not. From how many days it was present. Whether it increases in size or not. If you wish you can upload the image of sac so that I can help you in better ways. Take care