Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Racoon | 2010-04-20


15 month old with red sore toe

Dear Paed

Yesterday when I picked my 15 month old son up from daycare he was a very unhappy little chap. Didn''t want to walk. When I took his shoe (soft Shoo-Shoo) off it looked as though the second last toe on his right foot was folded over the toe next to it. It was very sore. Gave him Nurofen and put a bit of Voltaren gel on the toe. It was soon better and he was walking and playing again. This morning the toe is bright red, and there seems to be a small bump, almost like a little blister on the top of the toe, where it joins the little toe. Its a bit sensitive, but not very sore. What could it be and how do I treat it?

Expert's Reply



I am not sure about the cause of your son's problem.Is it possible that he injured his toe at the daycare? Another possibility is that he has an infection of this toe. I would not like to advise about treating his toe without knowing the cause.If his toe is still swollen and painful tomorrow you should take him to see a doctor.

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