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Red swelling next to toenail - not ingrown?

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  • Posted By: Likewise
  • September 17, 2009
  • 01:51 PM

Yeah, I know what you're thinking - ingrown toenail. And it could well be, but there are a few things that make me doubt this:

It's been like this for well over a year now. Never any worse, any better, just the same size swelling and redness.

No pain. I know thanks to previous experiences with ingrown toenails that even the slightest feather touch can cause excruciating pain, but not with this. I go running all the time, I can press down ******n the area with no pain.

What the heck is this? If it was an ingrown toenail surely it would have gotten worse as the time went on. It's persistent, I'll give it that. Picture included if you wish to take a gander:


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  • Nobody know?
    Likewise 3 Replies
    • September 24, 2009
    • 00:06 PM
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  • Same problem for past few months. Problem somewhat improves when I keep a bandaid with Neosporin on it, but never totally goes away. Sometimes, I also have tenderness at tip of the toe. Any ideas?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 2, 2010
    • 09:09 PM
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  • I've had a similar thing pop up before. The doctor told me it was fungal, and had me put anti-fungal cream (just the regular stuff from Walmart) on it for a few weeks and it went away. I would've never guessed, but it worked.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 4, 2010
    • 00:23 PM
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