I am having throbbing pain on the side of my big toe. Yesterday it only hurt very slightly when the area was touched. A tiny part of it was green, so I soaked it in Epsom salt and sprayed it with hydrogen peroxide twice. This drained the pus out but it still remained a little red and swollen. After I soaked it I forgot it even hurt. Until it was touched then there was very slight pain, but it would go away instantly. Everything went fine the rest of the day, but I woke up tonight with throbbing pain. The pain won't stop. It constantly hurts without being touched, and the redness and swelling is worse than it was yesterday. I am currently soaking it in Epsom salt. It is taking the edge off the pain. The swelling and redness have gone down a little, but it is not giving full relief. The swollen area hurts constantly, and the toenail hurts only when touched. I pulled aside the skin and didn't see a hangnail, and it seems like it is too far down the side to be an ingrown toenail.