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Painful reddish bump on the toe. What is it?

Hi a week ago i had a school non uniform day and when i was getting ready for school my little toe was perfectly normal and when i got off the bus in school my little toe started hurting so i looked and there is this painful red lump and i could not walk normally and 1 week later it is still there but only it looks like a tiny spot but still painful and i dont know what coursed it and also how long it will take to heal back to normal
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Dear user,

This toe thing could be anything from a boil to a pus collection under the toe-nail to overgrowth of the toe nail below the normal adjacent skin. First of all, try and determine what it might be. Just feel the lump and try and recognise if the feel you are getting is of a solid or a liquid. The latter is likely to be pus. If there is no such feel, and if the swelling and the pain are both reduced, then don't worry. The problem will resolve over the next week or less.

- Dr. Taher
Answered: Wed, 29 May 2013
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