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Injured big toe, swelling, purple discoloration. Iced it, reduced, re-occurred, sore throat. Treatment?

I hurt my big toe one week earlier. It swelled up and became blue and purple. I was in a lot of pain. My husband iced it. It felt a little better the first day. fter some days the swelling and pain became better. Then after a few days I stated feeling a little sick and had a sore throat . Today the swelling is back and is hurting.pls help. Thanks.
Asked On : Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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Welcome in H.C.M.

In reference to your query injury of big toe followed by swelling and purple discolouration which initially get improve but lateron swelling reoccured along with sore throat.

Bluish discolouration of big toe is due to collection of blood in sub cutaneous resion and recurrence of swelling is due tosecondary infection which if not managed properly than may progress to gangreen.

My advice to consult your surgeon for thorough examination and treatment.

Answered: Mon, 14 Apr 2014
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