What causes swelling around the big toe of the right leg along with slight bleeding beside the toe nail?
Ingrown toenail- needs surgery.
I read carefully your question and I saw the photo you posted.
It looks like you have an ingrown toenail and it is infected.
What you can do is regular soaking for 15-20 min 3 times/day with warm water and Epsom salts for 1-2 weeks.
If not better of if worse then you should see a local doctor who must do surgery in your toenail and remove that part of the nail which is infecting your toenail. As a matter of fact it is not often that the conservative soaking therapy has proven effective, so the best thing to do is to consider surgery right away. But it is your choice if you want to try the soaking.
Also, to relieve the pain you can take Ibuprofen 400mg, 1 tablet 3 times/day.
You can also apply local corticosteroid cream like betamethasone 0.5%, twice/day. It helps to relieve the inflammation and swelling.
Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if you need more clarifications.
The nail most probably has grown wrong on the side of the toe.
Hello and thank you for the follow-up question.
Sorry for the delay in my answer.
Most of the cases the redness and pain in that area come from the nail growing on the side of the toe in a bad shape, where it is not supposed to grow. So even if you do the soaking, that nail is still there and needs removal. It might also get inflamed in some other moment. And that is why she seems to have the problem without a trauma on the toe.
I hope this answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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