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Suggest treatment for swelling in the toes

I have white bulges that apear under and near my toes on one of my feet and they make my toes swell up and the surrounding area becomes itchy they then pop and a colourless sticky liquid comes and then leaves me with extra skin that takes a few days to come off. After a while this all starts again its been on and off for the last couple of weeks. What shall ido?
Wed, 17 Jul 2019
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Hi,

It would be helpful to see a specialist who may be able to collect the secretion or fluid to send for testing from these lesions.

You wouldn't want to collect this yourself because it should be done under sterile circumstances. The fluid needs to be identified as pus (infection/fungal/parasitic), tophi (gout), or clear/watery (viral or allergy-related).

Based on the identification of the fluid as well as what the lesions of the feet look like then, the proper treatment such as an antibiotic, antifungal, or antiparasitic agents can be recommended.

If this turns out to be gout then, other blood work and urine may need to be done with different medication prescribed to control symptoms and your lesions on the toes.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist
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Suggest treatment for swelling in the toes

Hi, It would be helpful to see a specialist who may be able to collect the secretion or fluid to send for testing from these lesions. You wouldn t want to collect this yourself because it should be done under sterile circumstances. The fluid needs to be identified as pus (infection/fungal/parasitic), tophi (gout), or clear/watery (viral or allergy-related). Based on the identification of the fluid as well as what the lesions of the feet look like then, the proper treatment such as an antibiotic, antifungal, or antiparasitic agents can be recommended. If this turns out to be gout then, other blood work and urine may need to be done with different medication prescribed to control symptoms and your lesions on the toes. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist