Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: | 2017/04/06 Problem with big toe Hi Doc, a few weeks ago I noticed that I had a small lump on the right corner of my nail bed on my big toe. After researching on Google. I thought it might be an ingrown toe nail. When left alone the toe is fine however if I bump it just slightly it swells, goes red and become extremely painful. It's been fine for some weeks now, but 2 days ago I wore some tight fitting shoes especially around the toe area and again it swelled up so badly I couldn't even bend my toe. I found that with some bactroban and plaster it reduces the pain and swelling the next day. Also when I removed my nail polish I found what looks like puss underneath the nail and it looks like the actual nail is lifting. Could it be an infection, absess or ingrown toenail and if so what can I do? Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions Knee Cracking & poping appears after Run, Please advise Spasms in diaphrahm? Dokter. 'n Bontpoot borsluis het gister my kind gebyt. Ons het hom afgehaal en sover moontlik alle dele verwyder. Ek smeer oogsalf aan die plek. Waarvoor moet ek uitkyk en wat staan my verder te doen? Tmj/migraines/pulsating tinnitus/nystagmus Tmj or? To worry or not? i have a mother that is a diabetic for many years. she attends Groote Schuur Hspital. she does not look after herself and is depress. what can i do or whom can help. she is 65 years old. Diabetic Jeukende voete Change of insulin dose with meals Does fiber reduce a1c? Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? Hormone Working for 4 years on Contract Not sure if my boyfriend is in our relationship My son is on a hunger strike because he got braces advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?