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Child's toe swollen for months. MRI showed inflammation in toe. Had medication. Further treatment?

My daughter is 4 and her pinky toe is swollen, red, but not painful. It s been this way for about 2 months. Had blood work, MRi , xrays etc. and the only thing that showed up was inflammation in the toe. Was admittted into the hospital overnight on IV antibiotic followed by 3 weeks of a heavy penicilian derivitave... She was in a cast for 3 weeks also while on the what?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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The reason for swollen painful toe could be cellulitis,athritis,osteomyelitis or trauma .Now since your daughter received antibiotics for 3 weeks infection should have disappeared.At present if there is no pain i guess wait and watch if it becomes painful again get her assessed by a surgeon.Also get a dermatologist opininion on the status of nail or skin over the toe.
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Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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